Extreme Right: Freedom and Security at Risk

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813331515
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Lexile: 1540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Aurel Braun is professor of international relations and political science at the University of Toronto. Stephen Scheinberg is professor of history at Concordia University in Montreal. Aurel Braun is professor of international relations and political science at the University of Toronto. Stephen Scheinberg is professor of history at Concordia University in Montreal.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Right-Wing Extremism: In Search of a Definition 12
3 Canada: Right-Wing Extremism in the Peaceable Kingdom 36
4 Right-Wing Extremism in the United States 55
5 The Extreme Right in the United Kingdom and France 84
6 Contemporary Right-Wing Extremism in Germany 107
7 The Incomplete Revolutions: The Rise of Extremism in East-Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union 138
8 Russia: The Land Inbetween 161
9 Poland: The Vanguard of Change 185
10 Hungary: From "Goulash Communism" to Pluralistic Democracy 201
11 The Internationalization of the Extreme Right 220
12 Conclusions 250
Appendix - List of Research Interviews 258
Selected Bibliography 261
About the Book and Editors 276
About the Contributors 277
Index 279
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