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Varieties of Right-Wing Extremism in Europe

1st Edition

Edited by Andrea Mammone, Emmanuel Godin, Brian Jenkins


292 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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Beginning with an analysis of the complex relationship between fascism and the post-war extreme right, the book discusses both contemporary parties and the cultural and intellectual influences of the European New Right as well as patterns of socialization and mobilization. It then analyses the effects of a range of factors on the ideological development of right-wing extremism including anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, religious extremism and the approach towards Europe (and the European Union).The final sections investigate a number of activist manifestations of the extreme right from youth participation and the white power music scene to transnational rallies, the Internet and football hooliganism. In the process, the book questions the notion that the contemporary extreme right is either completely novel or fully populist in character.

Drawing together a wide range of contributors, this is essential reading for all those with an interest in contemporary extremism and fascism. The book is a companion volume to Mapping the Extreme Right (Routledge, 2012) which has the same editors.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction A. Mammone, E. Godin & B. Jenkins Part I: Fascism and Post-War Right-Wing Extremism 2. J. Wolfreys The European Extreme Right in Comparative Perspective 3. J. Jamin Two Different Realities: Notes on Populism and the Extreme Right 4. J.-A. Mellón ‘Blood is Worth More Than Gold’. Are the Idée-Force of the European New Right Fascist? 5. T. Bar-On Fascism to the Nouvelle Droite: The Quest for Pan-European Empire 6. G. Goodliffe Globalization, Class Crisis, and the Extreme Right in France in the New Century Part II: Mobilizing Old and New Passions 7. J.Y. Camus The European Extreme Right and Religious Extremism 8. J.Y. Camus The French Extreme Right, Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism (1945-2009) 9. B. Williams Right-Wing Extremism and the Integration of the European Union: Electoral Strategy Trumps Political Ideology 10. S. Rosenberger & L. Hadj-Abdou Islam at Issue: Anti-Islamic Mobilisation of the Extreme Right in Austria Part III: Inside the Box: Getting Involved 11. B. Orfali The Building of Social Representations of Right-Wing Extremism 12. S. Dechezelles Neofascists and Padans. The Cultural and Sociological Basis of Youth Involvement in Italian Extreme-Right Organisations 13. F. Virchow Creating a European (Neo-Nazis) Movement by Joint Political Action? Part IV: Widening Interests: Music, Internet, Sport 14. M. Caiani & L. Parenti The Italian Extreme Right and its Use of the Internet: A ‘Bi-front’ Actor? 15. E. Turner-Graham ‘An Intact Environment is Our Foundation of Life’. The Junge Nationaldemokraten, the Ring Freiheitlicher Jugend and the Cyber-Construction of Nationalist Landscapes 16. M. Langebach & J. Raabe Inside the Extreme Right: The ‘White Power’ Music Scene 17. A. Testa & G. Armstrong The Ultras: The Extreme Right in Contemporary Italian Football

About the Editors

Andrea Mammone is a Lecturer in Modern European History at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

Emmanuel Godin is Principal Lecturer in the School of Languages and Area Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Brian Jenkins was formerly a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of French at the University of Leeds, UK. He co-edits the Journal of Contemporary European Studies.

About the Series

Extremism and Democracy

This series covers academic studies within the broad fields of ‘extremism’ and ‘democracy’, with volumes focusing on adjacent concepts such as populism, radicalism, and ideological/religious fundamentalism. These topics have been considered largely in isolation by scholars interested in the study of political parties, elections, social movements, activism, and radicalisation in democratic settings. A key focus of the series, therefore, is the (inter-)relation between extremism, radicalism, populism, fundamentalism, and democracy. Since its establishment in 1999, the series has encompassed both influential contributions to the discipline and informative accounts for public debate. Works will seek to problematise the role of extremism, broadly defined, within an ever-globalising world, and/or the way social and political actors can respond to these challenges without undermining democratic credentials.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General