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Belgium: Right Extremism and Ethnic Nationalism

Piero Ignazi

in Extreme Right Parties in Western Europe

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780198293255
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601903 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198293259.003.0008

Series: Comparative Politics

 Belgium: Right Extremism and Ethnic Nationalism

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This chapter explores the extreme right in Belgium. Both the Walloon and Flemish extreme right parties advocate a strong state with a harsher penal code, ‘law and order’ enforcement, restoration of traditional moral values and sex roles, and radical opposition to the political system and established parties. However, these parties maintain different views on the issue of ethnic nationalism, and both refuse to be labelled as ‘fascist.’

Keywords: Belgium; fascism; extreme right; political parties; nationalism; Walloon; Flemish

Chapter.  7271 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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