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Surveying the ‘Far Right’ in Europe: reflections on recent trends and conceptual approaches

Jackson, P. (2016) Surveying the ‘Far Right’ in Europe: reflections on recent trends and conceptual approaches. European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online. 2211-6117.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Primarily focused on recent trends in Western Europe, this article examines a range of activities that fall under the term “far right”. It problematizes this umbrella term before surveying recent developments in the diverse range of political parties, from the United Kingdom Independence Party to Jobbik, identifying a broad trend toward such parties achieving greater electoral success by moderating extremist profiles. Following this, it highlights the complex relationships found between what are often dubbed “populist” far right political parties and other, more “extreme” forms of activity. Finally, it identifies three major “narratives” found in more extreme far right movements in Europe: neo-Nazi, New Right and anti-Muslim. It concludes that movements animated by such agendas do impact far right political parties. It also stresses academic debate needs to engage with figures outside academia, to create new solutions to the issues raised by variegated forms of far right activity.
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/peace_justice_and_strong_institutions
Creators: Jackson, Paul
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Date: 15 December 2016
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online
Language: English
ISSN: 2211-6117
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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