In recent years the revival of the far right and anti-Semitic, racist and fascist organizations has posed a significant threat throughout Europe. Mapping the Extreme Right in Contemporary Europe provides a broad geographical overview of the dominant strands within the contemporary radical right in both Western and Eastern Europe.

After providing some local and regional perspectives, the book has a series of national case studies of particular countries and regions including: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Eastern Europe, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Scandinavia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. A series of thematic chapters examine transnational phenomena such as the use of the Internet, the racist music scene, cultural transfers and interaction between different groups.

Drawing together a wide range of contributors, this is essential reading for all those with an interest in contemporary extremism, fascism and comparative party politics.

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Mapping the ‘right of the mainstream right' in contemporary Europe
ByAndrea Mammone, Emmanuel Godin, Brian Jenkins

part I|78 pages

Local and Regional Perspectives

chapter I 1|16 pages

Backlash in the ‘hood'

Exploring support for the British National Party (BNP) at the local level1
ByMatthew J. Goodwin

chapter I 2|15 pages

After colonialism

Local politics and far-right affinities in a city of southern France
ByJohn Veugelers

chapter I 3|14 pages

Placing the extremes

Cityscape, ethnic ‘others' and young right extremists in East Berlin1
ByNitzan Shoshan

chapter I 4|16 pages

Extreme-right discourse in belgium

A comparative regional approach
ByJérôme Jamin

chapter I 5|15 pages

Regionalism, right-wing extremism, populism

The elusive nature of the Lega Nord1
ByGiorgia Bulli, Filippo Tronconi

part II|47 pages

The Southern European Extreme Right after Dictatorships

chapter II 6|14 pages

The portuguese radical right in the democratic period

ByRiccardo Marchi

chapter II 7|15 pages

The spanish extreme right

From neo-Francoism to xenophobic discourse
ByJosé L. Rodríguez Jiménez

chapter II 8|16 pages

Laos and the greek extreme right since 1974

ByAntonis A. Ellinas

part III|65 pages

The Extreme Right in a Post-Communism Context

chapter III 9|16 pages

The extreme right in croatia, bosnia-herzegovina and serbia1

ByVěra Stojarová

chapter III 10|14 pages

Extreme-right paramilitary units in eastern europe1

ByMiroslav Mareš, Richard Stojar

chapter III 11|16 pages

Extreme-right parties in romania after 1990

Incumbency, organization and success
ByGabriela Borz

chapter III 12|17 pages

Anti-semitism and the extreme right in contemporary ukraine

ByPer Anders Rudling

part IV|63 pages

National and Comparative Perspectives: A Challenge to ‘Exceptionalism'?

chapter IV 13|16 pages

Challenging the exceptionalist view

Favourable conditions for radical right-wing populism in Switzerland
ByDamir Skenderovic

chapter IV 14|14 pages

Turkish extreme right in office

Whither democracy and democratization?
ByEkin Burak Arıkan

chapter IV 15|15 pages

Scandinavian right-wing parties

Diversity more than convergence?
ByMarie Demker

chapter IV 16|16 pages

Downside after the summit

Factors in extreme-right party decline in France and Austria
ByMichelle Hale Williams

part V|63 pages

From ‘Local' to ‘Transnational'

chapter V 17|15 pages

Rights, roots and routes

Local and transnational contexts of extreme-right movements in contemporary Malta
ByMark-Anthony Falzon, Mark Micallef

chapter V 18|15 pages

Cross-national ideology in local elections

The case of Azione Sociale and the British National Party1
ByAndrea Mammone, Timothy Peace

chapter V 19|14 pages

The transfer of ideas along a cultural gradient

The influence of the European New Right on Aleksandr Panarin's new Eurasianism1
ByMarina Peunova

chapter V 20|17 pages

Trans-european trends in right-wing extremism

ByMichael Whine