The Sociology of the Radical Right

  title={The Sociology of the Radical Right},
  author={Jens Rydgren},
  journal={Review of Sociology},
  • J. Rydgren
  • Published 18 July 2007
  • Political Science
  • Review of Sociology
During the past two decades, the radical right has reemerged as an electoral force in Western Europe, as well as in other stable democracies such as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Aside from discussing the ideology of this party family and how it relates to older forms of right-wing radicalism and extremism, such as fascism, this review deals with the question of how the emergence of radical right-wing parties can be explained and why such parties have been considerably more successful… 

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