Missionary Politics in Contemporary Europe

Missionary Politics in Contemporary Europe

by Jose Pedro Zuquete
     
 

The author focuses on Umberto Bossi's Northern League in Italy and Jean-Marie Le Pen's National Front in France, assessing the literature, rhetoric, imagery, and patterns of charismatic control of these movements. Drawing upon interviews, extensive fieldwork, and abundant primary sources, Z�quete identifies the ways in which these political movements provide members… See more details below

Overview

The author focuses on Umberto Bossi's Northern League in Italy and Jean-Marie Le Pen's National Front in France, assessing the literature, rhetoric, imagery, and patterns of charismatic control of these movements. Drawing upon interviews, extensive fieldwork, and abundant primary sources, Z�quete identifies the ways in which these political movements provide members with a sense that the nation is sacred and that its people have been divinely chosen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815631491
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Religion and Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Illustrations     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction: Missionary Politics     1
Le Pen and the National Front     34
Umberto Bossi and the Northern League     115
The Missionary Model     190
The Future of Missionary Politics     233
Conclusion     243
References     247
Index     265

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