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By the turn of the 1990s, Western democracy appeared destined to become the universal governmental norm. However, as we move into the new millennium there are growing signs that extremism is far from dead. In recent years, the extreme right has gathered notable support in many Western countries, such as Austria, France and Italy. Racist violence, initially aimed at 'immigrants', is on the rise, and in the US, and increasingly in Europe, the state itself has become a major target. This book considers the varying trajectories of the 'extreme right' and 'populist' parties and focuses on the problems of responses to these trends, an issue which has hitherto been neglected in academic literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415369718
ISBN-10: 0415369711
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roger Eatwell

Roger Eatwell is Professor of European Politics at the University of Bath, and specialises in fascism and the contemporary extreme right. Cas Mudde is Associate Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, USA, and Researcher in the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo, Norway.

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