The Search for Neofascism
The Use and Abuse of Social Science
By (author) A. James Gregor
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Search for Neofascism by A. James Gregor
Book DescriptionA study of the informal logic that has governed the half-century of academic writing devoted to what has been generally identified as 'neofascism', together with a careful assessment of those political movements and regimes considered the proper objects of inquiry. The intent of the study is both pedagogical and cautionary. Its central thesis of the work is that terms like 'fascism', 'generic fascism', and 'neofascism' are often used with considerable indifference, applied uniquely to political movements and regimes considered on the 'right' rather than the 'left', intended more often to denigrate rather than inform. The result has been confusion. Within that context some of the most important political movements of our time are considered, including, among others, the Alleanza Nazionale of Italy and the Bharatiya Janata Party of India, both of which have discharged leadership roles in their respective governments: identifying either as 'neofascism' has clear implications for international relations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521676397
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - A. James Gregor
A. James Gregor is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of 24 books, most recently including The Faces of Janus: Marxism and Fascism in the Twentieth Century, Phoenix: Fascism in Our Time, Interpretations of Fascism, and Marxism, China and Development. He is a previous Guggenheim Fellow. Gregor has published 100 professional articles and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Strategic Studies, Strategic Review, and Society.
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