This book investigates the interplay of the recent transformation of working life and the growing appeal of political right-wing populism and extremism in Europe. It explores the individual and collective reactions and the strategies people develop in order to come to terms with socio-economic change. It raises the question of whether, and to what extent, changes in the employment system and in working life contribute to making people receptive to xenophobia, nationalism and racism. Based on an eight country study using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, this volume makes a significant contribution to the deeper understanding of the subjective reactions to socio-economic change and its political reverberations.

part |77 pages

Changing Working Life and the Appeal of the Extreme Right in Europe

part |164 pages

National Varieties of Attraction

chapter |18 pages

Variants of Right-Wing Populist Attraction in Austria

ByJörg Flecker, Sabine Kirschenhofer, Manfred Krenn, Ulrike Papouschek

chapter |16 pages

The Welfare State Under Pressure: The Danish Case

ByEva Thoft, Edvin Grinderslev

chapter |24 pages

Widespread Competition and Political Conversions

ByGabrielle Balazs, Jean-Pierre Faguer, Pierre Rimbert

chapter |12 pages

Changes in the Work Environment and Germany's Extreme Right

ByGudrun Hentges, Malte Meyer

chapter |15 pages

Different Roads to the Siren Songs of the Extreme Right in Hungary

ByAndrás Tóth, István Grajczjar

chapter |10 pages

Conclusions and Policy Implications

ByJörg Flecker