Extreme Right: Freedom and Security at Risk

Extreme Right: Freedom and Security at Risk

by Aurel Braun
     
 

ISBN-10: 081333151X

ISBN-13: 9780813331515

Pub. Date: 12/28/1996

Publisher: Westview Press


From the Oklahoma City bombing to the Vladimir Zhirinovsky phenomenon in Russia, manifestations of extremism remain a feature of the post–Cold War era, presenting a danger to both established and emerging democracies. This timely volume examines the threats to freedom and security posed by right-wing extremism in established democracies and by the blend of…  See more details below

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From the Oklahoma City bombing to the Vladimir Zhirinovsky phenomenon in Russia, manifestations of extremism remain a feature of the post–Cold War era, presenting a danger to both established and emerging democracies. This timely volume examines the threats to freedom and security posed by right-wing extremism in established democracies and by the blend of left- and right-wing extremism in postcommunist states.Providing a strong theoretical framework, the contributors develop analytical tools for recognizing and assessing the dangers of extremism. Cognizant of context and the need for balance, they combine meticulous research and unique interviews with key individuals in case studies that identify the early warning signs of peril from Vancouver to Vladivostock. Written for upper-level and graduate students, scholars, and policymakers, this book can be used either as a primary text or as a source of supplementary comparative case studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813331515
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Right-Wing Extremism: In Search of a Definition12
3Canada: Right-Wing Extremism in the Peaceable Kingdom36
4Right-Wing Extremism in the United States55
5The Extreme Right in the United Kingdom and France84
6Contemporary Right-Wing Extremism in Germany107
7The Incomplete Revolutions: The Rise of Extremism in East-Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union138
8Russia: The Land Inbetween161
9Poland: The Vanguard of Change185
10Hungary: From "Goulash Communism" to Pluralistic Democracy201
11The Internationalization of the Extreme Right220
12Conclusions250
Appendix - List of Research Interviews258
Selected Bibliography261
About the Book and Editors276
About the Contributors277
Index279

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