The Nature of Fascism

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Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 15, 1991 - Political Science - 245 pages
Roger Griffin offers a radically new conceptual framework for the study of fascism by locating its driving force in a distinctive form of utopian myth, that of the regenerated national community destined to rise up from the ashes of a decadent society ("palingenetic ultra-nationalism").
 

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Contents

A New Ideal Type of Generic Fascism
26
Italian Fascism
56
German Fascism
85
Abortive Fascist Movements in Interwar Europe
116
NonEuropean and Postwar Fascisms
146
The Psychohistorical Bases of Generic Fascism
182
Sociopolitical Determinants of Fascisms Success
208
Postscript
237
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About the author (1991)

Roger Griffin is Professor in Modern History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. His major work is "The Nature of Fascism" (1991), which established the first new theory of generic fascism for over a decade. It is a theory that continues to have a major influence on the teaching and development of fascist studies by political scientists and historians alike. This is his first authored book since that 1991 breakthrough. He has also edited "Fascism," a documentary reader of primary sources relating to fascism published by OUP (1995), "International Fascism. Theories, Causes, and the New Consensus," a documentary reader of secondary sources published by Arnold in 1998, and the five volumes of secondary sources relating to fascism in Routledge's "Critical Concepts in Political Science" series (1993).

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