Cycles of Hatred and Rage

What Right-Wing Extremists in Europe and Their Parties Tell Us About the US

  • Katherine C. Donahue
  • Patricia R. Heck

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About this book


This edited collection addresses a growing concern in Europe and the United States about the future of the European Union, democratic institutions, and democracy itself.  The current success of right-wing parties—marked by the adoption of extremist nationalistic rhetoric aimed to incite fear of the “other” and the use of authoritarian policies when attaining the majority—is putting pressure on basic human rights and the rule of law.  Eight sociocultural anthropologists, working in England, Northern Ireland, Italy, France, Poland, Germany, Hungary and the United States use varying methodological and theoretical approaches to inspect a number of such parties and their supporters, while assessing the underpinnings of current right-wing successes in what has heretofore been a recurring post-war cycle. The research collected in Cycles of Hatred and Rage supports the validity of the above concerns, and it ultimately suggests that in the current battle between democratic globalists and authoritarian nationalists, the outcome is far from clear.


populism nationalism right-wing movements extreme right-wing anti-EU anti-immigration fascism cross-cultural politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Katherine C. Donahue
    • 1
  • Patricia R. Heck
    • 2
  1. 1.Plymouth State UniversityPlymouth, NHUSA
  2. 2.Sewanee: The University of the SouthSewanee, TNUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-14415-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-14416-6
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