Political Extremism
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Political Extremism

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© 2014 | 1 576 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
BACK
Despite the democratic waves of the past decades, the 20th century was at least as much a century of political extremism. Even today, liberal democracy is increasingly challenged within its traditional heartlands of North America and Western Europe. This Major Work will bring together key papers on political extremism and radicalism, focussing predominantly upon extremism and radicalism within (liberal) democratic contexts, but also moving beyond this by including both (particularly historic) studies of the main extremist regimes and articles of the 20th century.

Curated by a leading voice in the field, the articles are mapped and set in context by the introductory chapters which open each of the work's four volumes. Each volume focuses on a key area in the topic:

Volume One: Extremism and Democracy: Concept, Theories and Responses

Volume Two: Historical Extremism

Volume Three: Right-Wing Extremism

Volume Four: Left-Wing Extremism

VOLUME ONE: EXTREMISM AND DEMOCRACY: CONCEPT, THEORIES AND RESPONSES
PART ONE: CONCEPTS
Uwe Backes
Meaning and Forms of Political Present in Past and Present
Russell Hardin
The Crippled Epistemology of Extremism
Ronald Wintrobe
The Problem of Extremism
PART TWO: THEORIES
Joseph Gusfield
Mass Society and Extremist Politics
Seymour Martin Lipset
Fascism
Left, Right and Center  
Robert Smith
Political Extremism
Left, Center and Right  
Manus Midlarsky
Pathways to Extremism
G. Bingham Powell Jr.
Extremist Parties and Political Turmoil
Two Puzzles  
Gary Rush
Status Consistency and Right-Wing Extremism
Roger Eatwell
Ten Theories of the Extreme Right
Cas Mudde
The Populist Radical Right
A Pathological Normalcy  
PART THREE: RESPONSES
John Finn
Electoral Regimes and the Proscription of Anti-Democratic Parties
Carl Cohen
Free Speech and Political Extremism
How Nasty Are We Free to Be?  
Stefan Rummens and Koen Abts
Defending Democracy
The Concentric Containment of Political Extremism  
VOLUME TWO: HISTORICAL EXTREMISM
PART ONE: TOTALITARIANISM
Hannah Arendt
The Totalitarian Movement
Carl Joachim Friedrich and Zbigniew Brzezinski
The General Characteristics of Totalitarian Dictatorship
Robert Tucker
Towards a Comparative Politics of Movement-Regimes
PART TWO: FASCISM AND NAZISM
Zeev Sternhell, Mario Sznayder and Maia Asheri
Introduction
Fascism as an Alternative Political Culture  
Peter Merkl
Comparing Fascist Movements
Juan Linz
Political Space and Fascism as a Late-Comer
Conditions Conducive to the Success or Failure of Fascism as a Mass Movement in Inter-War Europe  
Roger Eatwell
Towards a New Model of Generic Fascism
Thomas Childers
Who, Indeed, Did Vote for Hitler?
Carl Levy
Fascism, National Socialism and Conservatives in Europe, 1914-1945
Issues for Comparativists  
PART THREE: COMMUNISM
Richard Pipes
Did the Russian Revolution Have to Happen?
János Kornai
The Antecedent and Prototypes of the System
Alec Nove
Was Stalin Really Necessary?
George Schöpflin
The Stalinist Experience in Eastern Europe
Alfred Meyer
The Comparative Study of Communist Political Systems
Ken Jowitt
Soviet Neo-Traditionalism
The Political Corruption of a Leninist Regime  
Andrew Janos
What Was Communism? A Retrospective in Comparative Analysis
VOLUME THREE: RIGHT-WING EXTREMISM
PART ONE: POST-WAR EXTREME RIGHT POLITICAL ACTORS
Roger Griffin
Caught in Its Own Net
Post-War Fascism outside Europe  
Diethelm Prowe
'Classic' Fascism and the New Radical Right in Western Europe
Comparisons and Contrasts  
Seymour Martin Lipset
The Radical Right
A Problem for American Democracy?  
Klaus von Beyme
Right-Wing Extremism in Post-War Europe
Cas Mudde
Racist Extremism in Central and Eastern Europe
Mariène Laruelle
The Ideological Shift on the Russian Radical Right
From Demonizing the West to Fear of Migrants  
Kathleen Blee and Kimberly Creasap
Conservative and Right-Wing Movements
PART TWO: EXPLANATIONS
Piero Ignazi
The Silent Counter-Revolution
Hypotheses on the Emergence of Extreme Right-Wing Parties in Europe  
Herbert Kitschelt (in collaboration with A.J. McGann)
The Contemporary Radical Right
An Interpretative and Explanatory Framework  
Jens Rydgren
Is Extreme Right-Wing Populism Contagious? Explaining the Emergence of a New Party Family
Ruud Koopmans
Explaining the Rise of Racist and Extreme Right Violence in Western Europe
Grievances or Opportunities?  
Kai Arzheimer
Electoral Sociology
Who Votes for the Extreme Right and Why - and When?  
Jens Rydgren
The Sociology of the Radical Right
Michael Minkenberg
The Radical Right in Post-Socialist Central and Eastern Europe
Comparative Observations and Interpretations  
PART THREE: CONSEQUENCES
Hans-Georg Betz
Against the System
Radical Right-Wing Populism's Challenge to Liberal Democracy  
David Art
Reacting to the Radical Right
Lessons from Germany and Austria  
Ami Pedahzur
The Defending Democracy and the Extreme Right
A Comparative Analysis  
Cas Mudde
Three Decades of Populist Radical Right Parties in Western Europe
So What?  
VOLUME FOUR: LEFT-WING EXTREMISM
PART ONE: RADICAL LEFT PARTIES IN EUROPE
Luke March and Cas Mudde
What's Left of the Radical Left? The European Radical Left since 1989
Decline and Mutation  
Uwe Backes and Patrick Moreau
'Conclusion' from Communist and Post-Communist Parties in Europe
Luke March
'Introduction' from Radical Left Parties in Europe
Taras Kuzio
Comparative Perspectives on Communist Successor Parties in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Richard Dunphy and Tim Bale
The Radical Left in Coalition Government
Towards a Comparative Measurement of Success and Failure  
Luke March and Charlotte Rommerskirchen
Out of Left Field? Explaining the Variable Electoral Success of European Radical Left Parties
PART TWO: LEFT POPULIST PARTIES IN LATIN AMERICA
Carlos de la Torre
The Resurgence of Radical Populism in Latin America
Kenneth Roberts
Latin America's Populist Revival
Francisco Panizza and Romino Miorelli
Populism and Democracy in Latin America
PART THREE: EXTREME LEFT SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
José Seoane and Emilio Taddei
From Seattle to Porto Alegre
The Anti-Neo-Liberal Globalization Movement  
José Pedro Zuquete
'This Is What Democracy Looks Like'
Is Representation under Siege?  
Jenny Pickerill and John Krinsky
Why Does Occupy Matter?
Jacquelien Van Stekelenburg
The Occupy Movement
Product of This Time  
Taylor Bron
Religion, Violence and Radical Environmentalism
From Earth First! To the Unabomber to the Earth Liberation Front  

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