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The extreme right in France : from Pétain to Le Pen

A comprehensive new historical study of the extreme right in France, from the Vichy regime to the present day. The Front National has for some years been France's third political party and the most significant extreme-right force in Europe; its leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, contested the second round of the 2002 presidential election with 5.5 million votes. This wide-ranging and authoritative book examines the resurgence of right-wing extremism in France from a historical perspective, tracing the political lineage of Le Pen and the FN through key figures and movements on the Fren
eBook, English, 2007
Routledge, London, 2007
1 online resource (xviii, 412 pages) : illustrations, maps
9780203967546, 9780415097550, 9780415372008, 0203967542, 041509755X, 0415372003
Introduction Part 1 1. The Vichy Regime: A Laboratory for the Extreme Right 2. The Vichy Legacy: The Extreme Right in Post-War France 3. The Poujadist Movement: A False Dawn for the Extreme Right 4. Algeria: Another War, Another ‘Fascism’ 5. The Extreme Right in the 1960s: Ideology and Politics 6. Divergent Paths Towards the New: The Nouvelle Droite and Ordre Nouveau Part 2 7. Embracing Democracy: The Front National 1972-81 8. Electoral Breakthrough and Consolidation: The Front National 1981-88 9. From Strength to Strength: The Front National 1988-95 10. Pushing the Bounds: The Front National 1995-2002 11. Looking Back and Forward: The Front National Since 2002