For the last two decades the number of political organizations on the far right, neo-populist right and neo-conservative right has been growing. Along with the mounting electoral success for many of the parties there has also been a growing disenchantment with the political class which has led to a revolt against the current political 'establishment'. The events of September 11, 2001 and the 'War on Terror' have further aggravated tensions within the populations between those who feel they are the 'legitimate' citizens of the state and those who are considered 'outsiders'. The recent expansion of the EU's borders has also brought on fears of a surge of both legal and illegal immigration. All these factors have led to a growing number of cases of harassment and outbursts of violence aimed at asylum seekers and ethnic minorities in Europe. This book measures the effects of neo-populist groups on the current political establishment and illustrates how much political appeal neo-populist views have on making current political policy.

chapter |32 pages

Europe for the Europeans

The Foreign and Security Policy of the Populist Radical Right

chapter |22 pages

Against the ‘Green Totalitarianism'

Anti-Islamic Nativism in Contemporary Radical Right-Wing Populism in Western Europe

chapter |22 pages

Our Own People First in a Europe of Peoples

The International Policy of the Vlaams Blok

chapter |22 pages

Nationalism, New Right, and New Cleavages in Danish Politics

Foreign and Security Policy of the Danish People's Party

chapter |14 pages

‘La politique du dehors avec les raisons du dedans'

Foreign and Defence Policy of the French Front National

chapter |22 pages

Recalcitrant Allies

The Conflicting Foreign Policy Agenda of the Alleanza Nazionale and the Lega Nord

chapter |22 pages

Non Angeli, sed Angli 1

The Neo-Populist Foreign Policy of the ‘New' BNP

chapter |22 pages

Between Tradition and Transition

the Central European Radical Right and the New European Order

chapter |12 pages

A Specific Variant of Neo-Populism

Foreign and Security Policies of Extreme Right Parties in the European Parliament Elections in 2004