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2007

LSU Master's Theses

European politics

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The Resurgence Of The Far-Right In European Politics: Analysis Of The French, Italian, Austrian, And Belgian Cases, Nathan Donald Price Jan 2007

The Resurgence Of The Far-Right In European Politics: Analysis Of The French, Italian, Austrian, And Belgian Cases, Nathan Donald Price

LSU Master's Theses

The resurgence of the far-right in European politics has been cause for alarm on a continent which so recently suffered the consequences of the rise of fascism in the early twentieth century. Political observers have looked on anxiously while far-right parties in Austria and Italy have participated in the governing coalitions of those countries. In 2002, Jean Marie Le Pen stunned the world with his advancement into the second round of the French Presidential election. Why is the radical-right so strong right now? Why do voters cast their ballots in support of far-right parties? In this thesis, I have examined ...