The Longue Durée of the Far-Right: An International Historical Sociology

1st Edition

Richard Saull, Alexander Anievas, Neil Davidson, Adam Fabry

Published August 15, 2014
Reference - 226 Pages
ISBN 9781138785748 - CAT# Y167931
Series: Routledge Studies in Modern History


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This volume brings together a number of international scholars to offer an original analysis of far-right movements and politics, challenging the existing literature through a very different methodological and theoretical perspective. The approach offered here is that of ‘longue durée’ analysis, whereby the far-right is understood as an evolving subject of capitalist modernity. The authors argue that an assessment of the contemporary characteristics of the far-right needs to consider the ways in which it is a product of deeper and longer-term structures of socio-economic and political development, than, for example, the inter-war crises of capitalism. The book aims to provide a critical and theoretically-informed assessment of the history of the far-right that centres on the international as key to any understanding its evolution, and which distinguishes between the fascist and non-fascist variants as an essential precondition for comprehending the far-right presence in contemporary politics

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