The academic study of international co-operation between extreme right groups in the post-war period remains in its infancy. This book fills this significant gap in the literature and contributes a nuanced understanding of the nature and importance of transnational networks within the political and cultural milieu of the European extreme right-wing. It explores a range of `formal' political networks and `informal' counter-cultural networks that have emerged since the end of the Second World War from the immediate post-war SS veterans to neo-Nazis using social media in the 21st Century. Each chapter examines how these networks came to be founded, their subsequent development and organizational structure, the nature of their ideological position and their complex inter-relationship with other national and international groupings. It encompasses the range of thinking on the extreme right from anti-Semitic Holocaust denial and Islamophobia to ideological innovations such as the new right and third positionism as well as various organisational attempts to develop a `fascist international'.
This is an original and much-needed contribution to our understanding of the contemporary extreme right and will be required reading for all students and scholars of extremism, fascism and terrorism.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm