A group of internationally renowned scholars analyze the revival of right-wing extremism in twenty-first century Europe.
Revising the 1997 first edition, this study covers events that occurred in Oldham and Bradford after the year 2000. The rise of right-wing extremist groups is put under scrutiny in a number of states including Britain, Germany, Austria, Russia and France.
Part 1 The extreme right in the ascendancy: stronger than ever, Peter H. Merkl; ten theories of the extreme right, Roger Eatwell; the growing threat of the radical right, Hans Georg Betz. Part 2 Comparing the public opinion indicators: racism and the political right - European perspectives, Charles Westin; explaining national variations in support for far right political parties in Western Europe, 1990-2000, Allen Wilcox et al; the development of the extreme right at the end of the century, Piero Ignazi. Part 3 Changing national contexts: the front national in context - French and European dimensions, Michael Minkenberg and Martin Schaim; the FPO - from populist protest to incumbency, Kurt Richard Luther; right-wing extremism and xenophobia in Germany - escalation, exaggeration or what?, Ekkart Zimmermann; right-wing extremism in Russia - the dynamics of the 1990s, Vera Tolz; patterns of response to the extreme right in Western Europe, Jaap van Donselaar; conclusion, Leonard Weinberg.