Fascism: Comparison and Definition

Fascism: Comparison and Definition

by Stanley G. Payne
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Fascism: Comparison and Definition by Stanley G. Payne

“An impressive review of reputed fascist movements, at once setting them apart from other authoritarian nationalist organizations and bringing them together within a qualified generic category.  Running throughout the volume, and valuable to readers at every level, is a careful critique of the major debates that divide scholars on this most unintelligible ‘ism’ of them all.  Payne precisely defines issues, cites the best literature in the major European languages, and offers with moderation and intelligence his own conclusions on the question.”—Gilbert Allardyce, American Historical Review

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ISBN-13: 9780299080631
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 04/01/1980
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 242
File size: 515 KB

About the Author

Stanley G. Payne is the Hilldale–Jaume Vicens Vives Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His many other books include The Franco Regime: 1936–1975 and Spain's First Democracy: The Second Republic, 1931–1936, both published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Table of Contents

1 What Do We Mean by Fascism?
2 Some Historical Antecedents of Authoritarian Nationalism in Europe
3 The Fascist and National Socialist Movements
4 The Mussolini and Hitler Regimes
5 Other Movements and Regimes
6 Postfascist Survivals: Spain and Portugal
7 Fascism Outside Europe?
8 Theories of Fascism
9 Generic Fascism: A Conclusion
Bibliographical Note

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Fascism: A Comparative Approach Toward a Definition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
David_Rasmussen More than 1 year ago
This book is an objective and well researched attempt at defining what Fascism means. Many other works are just polemics, and more opinion based than research based. I found it to be a balanced and thorough examination, which covered multiple interpretations of the meaning of Fascism from different political points of view. The author also looked outside of Mussolini's Italy and Hitler's Germany for other historical examples of Fascism, highlighting differences between merely nationalist authoritarians and actual Fascist movements. I highly recommend this book, it is an essential work in this field.