The British National Party: Contemporary Perspectives

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Nigel Copsey, Graham Macklin
Routledge, 2011 - Political Science - 246 pages

This book examines the recent development of the far right in Britain, with a particular focus on the British National Party (BNP) the most electorally successful far right party in British history. It brings fresh perspectives to our understanding of the BNP in order to make a significant contribution to scholarly debate on the nature of far right extremism both nationally and internationally.

The book is significantly different from other literature in the field primarily because of its focus on three important yet underdeveloped themes, which are reflected in the structure of the book itself. These are:

  • the ideological and cultural politics of contemporary BNP
  • responses to the BNP
  • the BNP's place within the contemporary domestic and international far-right milieu.

Written by an outstanding line-up of renowned experts in this field, this is essential reading for all those with an interest in British politics, fascism, political parties, race relations and extremism.

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About the author (2011)

Nigel Copsey is Reader in Modern History at Teesside University, UK. Major publications include Anti Fascism in Britain (2000) and Contemporary British Fascism (2004, 2008). He is also co-editor of British Fascism, the Labour Movement and the State (2005); and Varieties of Anti-Fascism (2010).

Graham Macklin was Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at Teesside University, UK (2007-2009). Major publications include Very Deeply Dyed in Black: Sir Oswald Mosley and the Resurrection of British Fascism after 1945 (2007).

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