The Rise and Propagation of Political Right-Wing Extremism: The Identification and Assessment of Common Sovereign Economic and Socio-Demographic Determinants
56 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2010
Date Written: August 5, 2010
To what extent are surges of political right-wing populism in modern democracies linked to macro-economic and socio-demographic factors? This comparative study aims to verify that the occurrence of specific patterns reflected in unanimous key economic denominators amongst selected free-market economies as well as selected socio-demographic factors prevalent in society, effectively lead to the inception and upsurge of democratically-endorsed right-wing extremism. Moreover, the objective is to highlight and conclude possible correlations between the upsurge of Australian radical and militant right-wing extremism of the 1980s, and equivalent political and civil movements in Germany, Austria and Hungary in subsequent decades.
Keywords: Extremism, Australia, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Comparative Politics
JEL Classification: J71, J78, N47, O18, P41, P44, P51
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