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The Extreme Nationalist Threat in Russia

The Growing Influence of Western Rightist Ideas

By Thomas Parland

Routledge – 2004 – 256 pages

Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

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Description

This book examines the nature of the extreme right in contemporary Russia, arguing in particular that, alongside a continuing tradition which emphasizes Russia's orthodox and traditional past, an increasingly important intellectual current is drawing on Western European neo-fascist ideas and adapting them to the Russian situation. This book examines this intellectual current within the context of increasing conservatism across Russia as a whole, showing how the new ideas have an impact right across the political spectrum, and assessing the threat posed by them and their proponents.

Reviews

'An interpretive study' - Slavic Review

Contents

Introduction 1. Modernization and Conservative Backlash 2. Yeltsin's Russia as a Divided Country - A seedbed of growing conservatism 3. Actors of the Conservative Resistance: Movements and Parties 4. The 'Third Way' Worldview in the Westernising of Russia 5. Geopolitics as a Conservative Weltanschauung - The clash of civilizations 6. Russian Racism as a Conservative Weltanschauung 7. Putin's Russia: Towards a Synthesis? Conclusions

Name: The Extreme Nationalist Threat in Russia: The Growing Influence of Western Rightist Ideas (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Thomas Parland. This book examines the nature of the extreme right in contemporary Russia, arguing in particular that, alongside a continuing tradition which emphasizes Russia's orthodox and traditional past, an increasingly important intellectual current is...
Categories: Russian & Soviet Politics, Political Philosophy, Nationalism