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The Ideology of the Extreme Right

Cas Mudde


This book provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the five main parties of the extreme right in the Netherlands (Centrumdemocraten, Centrumpartij), Belgium (Vlaams Blok), and Germany (Die Republikaner, Deutsche Volksunion). Using primary research — including internal party documents — it concludes that rather than right-wing and extremist, the core ideology of these parties is xenophobic nationalist, including also a mix of law and order and welfare chauvinism. The author's research and conclusions have broader implications for the study of the extreme-right phenomenon and party ideo ... More

Keywords: extreme right, party ideology, Centrumdemocraten, Centrumpartij, welfare chauvinism, Vlaams Blok, xenophobic nationalist, Die Republikaner, Deutsche Volksunion, law and order

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780719057939
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719057939.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cas Mudde, author