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Transnational networking on the far right: The case of Britain and Germany

Macklin, Graham (2013) Transnational networking on the far right: The case of Britain and Germany. West European Politics, 36 (1). pp. 176-198. ISSN 0140-2382

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Abstract

This article examines an aspect of transnational activity that is often neglected, namely the transnational activism of the far right. It uses a case study of the British National Party (BNP) and the Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands (NPD – German National Democratic Party) in order to explore how its leaders and activists share ideas and information, policy and praxis, and how this is employed in the development of a strategic ‘master frame’ that they believe will allow them to overcome the limits of purely national activity in a globalised world. It explores the evolution of the links between the two parties, their nature and indeed the limits of such transnational activism upon national ‘frames’ in order to present a historical overview of the diffusion of ideology and strategy within the contemporary European far right.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 12:54
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2013 10:56
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/15578

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