Alina Polyakova, The Dark Side of European Integration: Social Foundations and Cultural Determinants of the Rise of Radical Right Movements in Contemporary Europe (Explorations of the Far Right. Vol. 4). Stuttgart/Hannover: ibidem-Verlag, 1 August 2015. Distributed outside Europe by Columbia University Press.
180 pages. ISBN 978-3-8382-0766-7
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Across Europe, radical right-wing parties are winning increasing electoral support. The Dark Side of European Integration argues that this rising nationalism and the mobilization of the radical right are the consequences of European integration: the European economic project has produced a cultural backlash in the form of nationalist radical right ideologies.
This assessment relies on a detailed analysis of the electoral rise of radical right parties in Western and Eastern Europe. Contrary to popular belief, economic downturns and rising immigration rates do not explain different in support…
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