Europe for the Europeans: The Foreign and Security Policy of the Populist Radical Right

Europe for the Europeans: The Foreign and Security Policy of the Populist Radical Right

ISBN10: 0754648516
ISBN13: 978-0754648512
Author: -
Title: Europe for the Europeans: The Foreign and Security Policy of the Populist Radical Right
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 28, 2007)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1531 kb
Size PDF: 1795 kb
Rating: 4.2/5
Votes: 441
Pages: 336 pages
Subcategory: Social Sciences

Europe for the Europeans: The Foreign and Security Policy of the Populist Radical Right



For the last two decades the number of political organizations on the far right, neo-populist right and neo-conservative right has been growing. Along with the mounting electoral success for many of the parties there has also been a growing disenchantment with the political class which has led to a revolt against the current political 'establishment'. The events of September 11, 2001 and the 'War on Terror' have further aggravated tensions within the populations between those who feel they are the 'legitimate' citizens of the state and those who are considered 'outsiders'. The recent expansion of the EU's borders has also brought on fears of a surge of both legal and illegal immigration. All these factors have led to a growing number of cases of harassment and outbursts of violence aimed at asylum seekers and ethnic minorities in Europe. This book measures the effects of neo-populist groups on the current political establishment and illustrates how much political appeal neo-populist views have on making current political policy.

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