The Banal National Party: the routine nature of legitimacy

  title={The Banal National Party: the routine nature of legitimacy},
  author={James Rhodes},
  journal={Patterns of Prejudice},
  pages={142 - 160}
  • James Rhodes
  • Published 17 April 2009
  • Sociology
  • Patterns of Prejudice
ABSTRACT Since the turn of the twenty-first century, the far right in Britain, under the auspices of the British National Party (BNP), has made noteworthy electoral gains. Under the leadership of Nick Griffin, the party has placed great emphasis on modernization. The concentration of BNP electoral gains within specific areas such as Burnley, Barking and Dagenham, Epping Forest, and Stoke-on-Trent has meant that academic enquiries into the party's activities have a more localized emphasis. As… 

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