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Mammone, Andrea, Emmanuel Godin, and Brian Jenkins, eds. Mapping the extreme right in contemporary Europe: from local to transnational. Routledge, 2012.


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.

Table of contents

  • Introduction: Mapping the ‘Right of the Mainstream Right’ in Contemporary Europe
    Andrea Mammone, Emmanuel Godin and Brian Jenkins
  • Part 1: Local and Regional Perspectives
    • 1. Backlash in the ‘Hood’: Exploring Support for the British National Party (BNP) at Local Level
      Matthew J. Goodwin
    • 2. After Colonialism: Local Politics and Far-Right Affinities in a City of Southern France
      John Veugelers
    • 3. Placing the Extremes: Cityscape, Ethnic ‘Others’, and Young Right Extremists in East Berlin
      Nitzan Shoshan
    • 4. Extreme-Right Discourse in Belgium: A Comparative Regional Approach
      Jérôme Jamin
    • 5. Regionalism, Right-wing Extremism, Populism: The Elusive Nature of the Lega Nord
      Giorgia Bulli and Filippo Tronconi
  • Part 2: The Southern European Extreme Right after Dictatorships
    • 6. The Portuguese Radical Right in the Democratic Period
      Riccardo Marchi
    • 7. The Spanish Extreme Right: From Neo-Francoism to Xenophobic Discourse
      José L.Rodríguez Jiménez
    • 8. LAOS and the Greek Far Right since 1974
      Antonis A. Ellinas
  • Part 3: The Extreme Right In Post-Communism Context
    • 9. The Extreme Right in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia
      Věra Stojarová
    • 10. Extreme-Right Paramilitary Units in Eastern Europe
      Miroslav Mareš and Richard Stojar
    • 11. Extreme-Right Parties in Romania after 1990: Incumbency, Organisation and Success
      Gabriela Borz
    • 12. Anti-Semitism and the Extreme Right in Contemporary Ukraine
      Per Rudling
  • Part 4: National and Comparative Perspectives: A Challenge to ‘Exceptionalism’?
    • 13. Challenging the Exceptionalist View: Favourable Conditions for Radical Right-Wing Populism in Switzerland
      Damir Skenderovic
    • 14. Turkish Extreme Right in Office: Whither Democracy and Democratisation?
      Ekin Burak Arikan
    • 15. Scandinavian Right-Wing Parties: Diversity more than Convergence?
      Marie Demker
    • 16. Downside after the Summit: Factors in Extreme-Right Party Decline in France and Austria
      Michelle Hale Williams
  • Part 5: From ‘Local’ to ‘Transnational
    • 17. Rights, Roots, and Routes: Local and Transnational Contexts of Extreme-Right Movements in Contemporary Malta
      Mark-Anthony Falzon and Mark Micallef
    • 18. Cross-national Ideology in Local Elections: The case of Azione Sociale and the British National Party
      Andrea Mammone and Timothy Peace
    • 19. The Transfer of Ideas along a Cultural Gradient: the Influence of the European New Right on Aleksandr Panarin’s New Eurasianism
      Marina Peunova
    • 20. Trans European Trends in Right-Wing Extremism
      Michael Whine

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