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Far-Right Politics in Europe

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674971530

Publication Date: 03/20/2017


320 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


Indispensable.—Robert Zaretsky, Foreign Policy

Far-Right Politics in Europe is timely, important… There are important insights offered here… Camus and Lebourg also handle the far Right’s approach to racial difference skillfully.—Matthew Feldman, Times Higher Education

The English-language translation of Jean-Yves Camus and Nicolas Lebourg’s Far-Right Politics in Europe could not have come at a more appropriate time with the rise of Golden Dawn in Greece, the National Front in France, and the transnational ‘Identitaire’ movement, amongst others. Aptly, the authors navigate the long history of the European far-right, starting with the Ancien Régime and moving to today… Far-Right Politics gives important insight to scholars interested in emerging (and converging) Alt-Right movements. The book weaves in and out of the rise, fall, and reemergence of far-right movements across European countries, reminding scholars that, for some, the final chapter of far-right politics has yet to be written.—Louie Dean Valencia-García, EuropeNow

[A] wide-ranging survey of far-right parties across Europe… Provide[s] a troubling account of just how easily ethno-nationalism can establish itself in a self-consciously liberal democracy—even one in which ethno-nationalism seemed permanently discredited because of the way its adherents in an earlier generation collaborated with fascism… Far-Right Politics in Europe has much of interest to say about the broad span of right-wing movements in Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and Eastern Europe; about the influence of thinkers like the antidemocratic Italian philosopher Julius Evola (a favorite of top Trump adviser Stephen Bannon) and Alexander Dugin, the intellectual guru of Putinism; and about the contacts among all of these.—David A. Bell, The Nation

A book that tells readers everything they’d ever want to know about the European far right and more, going all the way back to its beginnings in, naturally, France.—Erik D’Amato, Los Angeles Review of Books

Camus and Lebourg present an in-depth, thoroughly researched look at a faction of European political movements.—Mattie Cook, Library Journal

A fascinating and comprehensive study that follows more than a century of the history of far-right movements in Western Europe as they transform or die and argues that there are no prepackaged essences to them. I cannot imagine a better way to understand the current field than to read this book.—John R. Bowen, author of Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves: Islam, the State, and Public Space

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