Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies Series

Shadows Over Europe

The Development and Impact of the Extreme Right in Western Europe

Editors: Schain, M., Zolberg, A., Hossay, P. (Eds.)

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As the French Presidential elections clearly demonstrated in the Spring of 2002, the popularity of far right parties is gaining ever more strength. From the National Front in France to the British National Party, anti-immigration, anti-European Union platforms are winning more voters. The numbers alone are striking: the National Front in France received nearly eighteen percent of the nationwide vote in 2002 Presidential run-off between Chirac and Le Pen; the Swiss People's Party received 23 percent of the popular vote in a 1999 election; and Jorg Haider's Austrian Freedom Party moved from near collapse to second place in the 1999 election. The essays in Shadows Over Europe explore this growing presence of extreme right political parties in governments throughout Europe. These parties can no longer be dismissed as anomalous or temporary. It is clear that they have established an enduring presence in European politics. The contributors to this volume explore the origins of this trend, why they have gained such support, and where these parties might be headed. They explore the policy orientations of these parties and their role in electoral politics across the continent. Together, these essays provide a significant contribution toward understanding the rise and impact of the far right in Europe.

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Martin Schain is Professor of Politics and Director of the Center for European Studies at New York University. He is also the chairman of the European Union Studies Association
Aristide Zolberg is University-in-Exile Professor at the Graduate Faculty of the New School University in New York City. He is also Director of the International Center for Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship.
Patrick Hossay is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

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"Anyone who wants to understand the development and the impact of the extreme right in different European countries should read this book." - Marc Swyngedouw, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Leuven, Belgiums


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shadows Over Europe
Book Subtitle
The Development and Impact of the Extreme Right in Western Europe
Editors
  • M. Schain
  • A. Zolberg
  • P. Hossay
Series Title
Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies Series
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10918-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230109186
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 397
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