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Author Williams, Michelle Hale.

Title The impact of radical right-wing parties in West European democracies / Michelle Hale Williams
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 236 pages) : illustrations
Series Europe in transition
Europe in transition (New York, N.Y.)
Contents Is the radical right making noise or changes? -- Why is so little known about impacts of peripheral parties? -- A theory of peripheral party impact -- The impact of radical right parties across Western Europe -- The entrepreneurial national front in France -- German parties have opportunity without actualization -- The FPÖ finds a winning combination in leadership and the third lager -- Peripheral parties are making changes
Summary This book contends that far-right parties play pivotal roles in setting the tone of political debates, shaping the political party system, and structuring government policy. Increasingly, as national governments attempt to cope with new realities of greater global migration, strained welfare states, and threats of foreign terror, opportunities have opened for parties of the far right to position themselves strategically
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-230) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Conservatism -- Europe, Western.
Political parties -- Europe, Western.
Right-wing extremists -- Europe, Western.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006041588
ISBN 1281365661
1403983461 (electronic bk.)
9781403983466 (electronic bk.)