This report is a compilation of essays discussing far right parties in Europe, introduced first
by a historical perspective that draws on research about the inter-war years and relativises
the terms 'extreme' and 'mainstream'.
The essays were presented or resulted from
participation at a conference organized jointly by the PRIO Cyprus Centre, Friedrich-EbertStiftung,
Cyprus and the Cypriot Association of Political Science (CAPS) held in November
2015 in Nicosia, Cyprus. Several far right parties, the factors favouring or inhibiting their
impact on society and politics and their associated phenomena are discussed: ELAM in
Cyprus, the Golden Dawn in Greece, the French Front National, the Italian Northern League
and the space around it, the German AfG and Pegida and the Hungarian Jobbik.
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