The French National Front: The Extremist Challenge To Democracy by Harvey G SimmonsThe French National Front: The Extremist Challenge To Democracy by Harvey G Simmons

The French National Front: The Extremist Challenge To Democracy

byHarvey G Simmons

Paperback | June 21, 1996

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Over the past few decades, extreme-right political parties have won increasing support throughout Europe. The largest and most sophisticated of these is the French National Front. Led by the charismatic Jean-Marie Le Pen, the Front is now the third most important political force in France after the mainstream right and the socialists.This clear and comprehensive book explores the antecedents for the meteoric rise of the National Front. Beginning with a political history of the extreme right from 1945 to 1995, Harvey Simmons traces links between Le Pen and French neo-fascist and extreme-right organizations of the 1950s and 1960s, and concludes with analyses of the Front's antisemitism, racism, organization, ideology, language, electorate, and views on women. Simmons argues that the Front is not a party like any other, but a major threat to French democracy.
Harvey G. Simmons is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at York University, Ontario, Canada.
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Title:The French National Front: The Extremist Challenge To DemocracyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:299 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.67 inPublished:June 21, 1996Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813389798

ISBN - 13:9780813389790

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This clear and comprehensive study into the French National Front traces the meteoric rise of a party that rejects the extremist label, yet harbors strands of anti-Semitism, racism and hostility to democracy that call into question its claim to moderation.