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The Extreme Right in Western Europe
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The Extreme Right in Western Europe: Success or Failure?

Elisabeth Carter

Abstract

Parties of the extreme Right have experienced a dramatic rise in electoral support in many countries in Western Europe over the last two and a half decades. This phenomenon has been far from uniform, however, and the considerable attention that the more successful right-wing extremist parties have received has sometimes obscured the fact that these parties have not recorded high electoral results in all West European democracies. Furthermore, their electoral scores have also varied over time, with the same party recording low electoral scores in one election but securing high electoral scores ... More

Keywords: extreme right, electoral support, Western Europe, extremist parties, West European democracies, electoral scores, polls, right wing, electoral results, late 1970s

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719070488
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719070488.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisabeth Carter, author