The Nouvelle Droite in the 1980s and 1990s: Ideology and Entryism, the Relationship with the Front National

  title={The Nouvelle Droite in the 1980s and 1990s: Ideology and Entryism, the Relationship with the Front National},
  author={Thomas Mark McCulloch},
  journal={French Politics},
  • T. McCulloch
  • Published 27 July 2006
  • Political Science
  • French Politics
The Nouvelle Droite (ND) was an intellectual movement that emerged from the failures of extreme right politics in 1960s and sought to recontextualize ideology in a manner which avoided overt fascist–Nazi identification. From the later 1970s, one ND strand, the Club de l'Horloge, pursued a national-liberal programme at odds with the Groupement de Recherche et d'Études pour la Civilisation Européenne's (GRECE) pan-Europeanism and opposition to the homogenizing dynamic of neo-liberalism… 
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