Fighting Modernity: The Extreme Right and Conservative Values

della Porta and Caiani Wagemann

in Mobilizing on the Extreme Right

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641260
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738654 | DOI:
Fighting Modernity: The Extreme Right and Conservative Values

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Chapter 7 looks at the way in which the extreme right frames and acts upon conservative values, within its fight against modernity. Notwithstanding the general religious revival, law and order concerns emerged in the analysis as still stronger than religious ones. In each of the three countries under study, the extreme right focuses on (and emphasizes) different aspects of conservative issues, more oriented towards God in the US, the family in Italy, and the nation in Germany. These results are linked to the different political and cultural opportunity structures offered by the three contexts.

Keywords: Conservative values; religion; law and order; opportunity structure; God family and fatherland

Chapter.  7113 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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