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Hérodote

2012/1 (No 144)

  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9782707173218
  • DOI : 10.3917/her.144.0182
  • Publisher : La Découverte

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Abstract

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The last decade has marked a significant change in both politics and the way people think in Britain. Far-right parties and movements have made real electoral advances and now occupy a significant place in the British political landscape. While British civic culture has historically acted as a bulwark against extremist tendencies, events since the turn of the century (the 9/11 attacks, the London bombings in 2005, the financial crisis) and the emergence of rather well-organized political parties, such as the British National Party (BNP) and the UK Independence Party (UKIP), have facilitated this ideological and electoral infiltration by extremist anti-immigration and anti-European attitudes in the United Kingdom. With the rise of the far right and the financial crisis in Europe, Britain, which has just experienced its worst riots in thirty years, is now facing a pivotal moment in its history.

Outline

  1. The British National Party (BNP): Defending the White British
  2. The BNP: A Party That Feeds Off Current Affairs
  3. UKIP: Another Atypical Party That Confirms a Change in Public Opinion and in the British Collective Psychology
  4. The Gradual Acceptance of a Less Ephemeral Far Right at the Root of the Rapid Rise of a Community-Based Extremism
  5. The Far Right in London: An Undeniable Advance and a Very Powerful Symbolism
  6. The Borough of Barking and Dagenham: A Symbol of London in All Respects
  7. A New Crisis for the BNP: A British Far Right Incapable of Uniting?

To cite this article

Kevin Braouezec, “ L'extrême droite au Royaume-Uni : une réelle imprégnation idéologique dans l'espace politique et public au cours de la dernière décennie ”, Hérodote 1/2012 (n° 144) , p. 182-204
URL : www.cairn.info/revue-herodote-2012-1-page-182.htm.
DOI : 10.3917/her.144.0182.

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