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Merkl, Peter H., and Leonard Weinberg, eds. The revival of right wing extremism in the nineties. Routledge, 2014.


Most studies of the radical right concentrate on movements in a single country, neglecting to some extent the international dimensions of right-wing extremism. Here, Merkl and Weinberg adopt a comparative perspective, concentrating on the revival of the right across a variety of countries.

Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Why are they So Strong Now? Comparative Reflections on the Revival of the Radical Right in Europe
  • Chapter 2 The Extreme Right in Europe: A Survey
  • Chapter 3 The New Right in France and Germany. Nouvelle Droite, Neue Rechte, and the New Right Radical Parties
  • Chapter 4 The New Extreme Right-Wingers in Western Europe: Attitudes, World Views and Social Characteristics
  • Chapter 5 The Extreme-Right Political Movements in Post-Communist Central Europe
  • Chapter 6 Post-Communist Right Radicalism in Romania
  • Chapter 7 The Radical Right in Post-Communist Russian Politics
  • Chapter 8 Radical Right Parties and Civic Groups in Belarus and the Ukraine
  • Chapter 9 The American Radical Right in Comparative Perspective
  • Chapter 10 The Quiet Dog: The Extreme Right and the South African Transition

The Illiberalism Studies Program studies the different faces of illiberal politics and thought in today’s world, taking into account the diversity of their cultural context, their intellectual genealogy, the sociology of their popular support, and their implications on the international scene.