The Radical Right in Britain: Social Imperialism to the BNP

The Radical Right in Britain: Social Imperialism to the BNP

by Alan Sykes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333599242
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 03/02/2005
Series: British History in Perspective
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

ALAN SYKES was formerly Lecturer in Modern History at the University of St Andrews, UK. He is currently Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- Abbreviations Used in the Text.- Introduction: Some Pointers Towards a Definition.- Social Imperialism and Racial Regeneration.- Patriotic Labour and International Conspiracies.- Sir Oswald Mosley and British Fascism.- Alternative Economics and Peace-Loving Patriots.- The Union Movement and the National Front.- Warrior Saints and Men in Suits.- Conclusion: Past Failures and Future Prospects.- Notes.- Further Reading.- Index.

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'Alan Sykes has produced a thoughtful and well-structured work, which manages to analyse a complex subject with clarity and a sure understanding of the intellectual debate...One theme that recurs throughout the book is the continuing ability of the radical right to adapt to and manipulate public grievances, which were seen as being ignored by the mainstream parties. In the troubled post-9/11 world such a book deserves a wide readership both within and, more especially, outside the academy.' - David Thackeray, Reviews in History

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