Tag Archives: Jean-Marie Le Pen

The French Front National at 40

The French Front National (FN) is considered by many analysts to be the prototype of what is now an expansive family of modern radical right political parties in Europe. Founded in 1972, the FN has recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. This e-book by Extremis Project comprises a series of essays by leading academics that examine […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 31st January 2013

France Research – Parliamentary Affairs:  Nonna Mayer – From Jean-Marie to Marine Le Pen: Electoral Change on the Far Right.  ‘In the first round of the 2012 French presidential election, Marine Le Pen drew a record score of 17.9% of the valid votes. Her success was attributed to the ‘de-demonization’ strategy she implemented to soften […]

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Protest, neo-liberalism, or anti-immigrant: What motivates the extreme right voter?

From the early 1980s on, parties that were dubbed as “extremist”, “radical”, or “populist”, or right that had been located at the margins of the political systems suddenly proved highly successful at the polls in countries such as diverse as Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, and Sweden. Their diversity not withstanding, it soon became […]

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Has the French National Front entered the mainstream?

In the regional elections held in the spring of 2010, the French National Front (FN) put a stop to the bad electoral runs that it had been suffering since 2007. It was 2007 when, for the first time since 1988, support for Jean-Marie Le Pen at the presidential elections dropped from 16.8% (in 2002), to […]

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Western Europe Tracker 04.10.12

Analysis – Jamie Bartlett and Hedda Bjorge Soremshaugen for ENARgy: Blogging for freedom: the radical blogosphere post Breivik. ‘The online world and social media have become a focus for the proliferation of hateful material. This essay examines the way counter-jihad Scandinavian bloggers responded to the Breivik attacks. The authors’ contention is that, after an initial dip in […]

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