The Extreme Nationalist Threat in Russia: The Growing Influence of Western Rightist Ideas

The Extreme Nationalist Threat in Russia: The Growing Influence of Western Rightist Ideas

by Thomas Parland
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415341116

ISBN-13: 9780415341110

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book examines the nature of the extreme right in contemporary Russia, arguing in particular that, alongside a continuing tradition which emphasizes Russia's orthodox and traditional past, an increasingly important intellectual current is drawing on Western European neo-fascist ideas and adapting them to the Russian situation. This book examines this intellectual

Overview

This book examines the nature of the extreme right in contemporary Russia, arguing in particular that, alongside a continuing tradition which emphasizes Russia's orthodox and traditional past, an increasingly important intellectual current is drawing on Western European neo-fascist ideas and adapting them to the Russian situation. This book examines this intellectual current within the context of increasing conservatism across
Russia as a whole, showing how the new ideas have an impact right across the political spectrum, and assessing the threat posed by them and their proponents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415341110
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Modernization and Conservative Backlash 2. Yeltsin's Russia as a Divided Country - A seedbed of growing conservatism 3. Actors of the Conservative Resistance: Movements and Parties 4. The 'Third Way' Worldview in the Westernising of Russia 5. Geopolitics as a Conservative Weltanschauung - The clash of civilizations 6. Russian Racism as a Conservative Weltanschauung 7. Putin's Russia: Towards a Synthesis? Conclusions

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