Item description for Fascism Past and Present, West and East: An International Debate on Concepts and Cases in the Comparative Study of the Extreme Right by Walter Laqueur...
In the opinion of some historians the era of fascism ended with the deaths of Mussolini and Hitler in 1945; yet, the academic debate about its nature is as far from resolution as ever. Besides, a number of developments since 1945 make it ever more desirable that politicians, journalists, lawyers, and the general public can turn to "experts" for a heuristically useful and broadly consensual definition of the term. The novel post-war phenomena include: the emergence of a highly prolific European New Right, the rise of radical right populist parties, the flourishing of ultra-nationalist movements in the former Soviet empire, the radicalization of some currents of Islam and Hinduism into potent political forces, and the upsurge of religious terrorism. This book brings alive the intense controversy the topic has generated, while suggesting valuable heuristic strategies for resolving it. Twenty-nine academics, mostly German but including several prominent experts working in English, were invited by the journal "Erwaegen Wissen Ethik" to engage with an article by Roger Griffin, one of the most influential theorists in the study of generic fascism in the Anglophone world. The result is essential reading for all those who realize the need to provide the term "fascism" with theoretical rigour, analytical precision, and empirical content. The book will change the way in which historians and political scientists think about fascism, and make the discussion on the threat it poses to infant democracies like Russia more incisive not just for academics, but for politicians, journalists, and the wider public.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.27" Width: 5.67" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.59 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2007
Publisher Ibidem, Soviet & Post-Soviet Politics & Society 35
ISBN 3898216748 ISBN13 9783898216746
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More About Walter Laqueur
Walter Laqueur has written dozens of books, including A History of Zionism, The Israel-Arab Reader, and The New Terrorism. He holds the Kissinger Chair for International Security Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
Walter Laqueur was born in 1921 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C. The Ce.