Meanings and Varieties of the Right

Piero Ignazi

in Extreme Right Parties in Western Europe

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780198293255
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601903 | DOI:

Series: Comparative Politics

 Meanings and Varieties of the Right

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This chapter explores the Left-Right dichotomy and the meaning of the term ‘Right.’ It discusses how the terms Left and Right entered the political domain, and concludes that the changing paradigm of the political space reinforces the Left-Right divide rather than marginalizing it. It argues that ‘images’ of the Right have multiple facets at the mass public level, while different styles of thought of the Right have appeared in the realm of political ideologies.

Keywords: Left-Right dichotomy; neo-fascism; ideology; extreme right

Chapter.  7805 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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