Populist radical right parties in Europe

  title={Populist radical right parties in Europe},
  author={Cas Mudde},
  • C. Mudde
  • Published 1 August 2007
  • Political Science
As Europe enters a significant phase of re-integration of East and West, it faces an increasing problem with the rise of far-right political parties. Cas Mudde offers the first comprehensive and truly pan-European study of populist radical right parties in Europe. He focuses on the parties themselves, discussing them both as dependent and independent variables. Based upon a wealth of primary and secondary literature, this book offers critical and original insights into three major aspects of… Expand
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