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The Extreme Right in Britain: Still an 'Ugly Duckling' but for How Long?

Goodwin, Matthew J. (2007) The Extreme Right in Britain: Still an 'Ugly Duckling' but for How Long? The Political Quarterly, 78 (2). pp. 241-250. ISSN 0032-3179. E-ISSN 1467-923X. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-923X.2007.00851.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In recent years the far right in Britain has received increased support in local, national, and European elections. Examining these results researchers have pointed toward a wider potential support base for parties such as the BNP. Drawing upon in-depth interviews with the BNP leadership, strategists, and organisers this paper argues that both the party's environment and the party itself must be incorporated if we are to provide a satisfactory account of recent success. Through cross-national co-operation and influence from far right parties elsewhere the BNP has embarked upon a concerted attempt to build political legitimacy. This paper examines this process whilst also highlighting some general policy implications emerging from recent BNP gains.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1467-923X.2007.00851.x
Uncontrolled keywords: BNP; Far Right; Racism; Extremist; Fascism
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Matthew Goodwin
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2016 15:06 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54417 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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