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International Colloquium, December 1 - December 2, 2016

Transnationalization of the Far Right: the Case of Interwar and Present-Day Europe

International Colloquium of the History Cluster of the Ludwig Boltzmann Society

December 1 - December 2, 2016
Grillparzerhaus, Johannesgasse 6, 1010 Wien

Organizers:
Peter Becker, Institute for History of the University of Vienna
Gerhard Botz, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Historical Social Science, University of Vienna Agnieszka Pasieka, Institute for East European History of the University of Vienna
Philipp Ther, Institute for East European History of the University of Vienna

In recent years, the issues of resurging xenophobia, expansion of far right (including right extremism and populism) have come to dominate political debates in Europe and beyond. Consequently, the subject of far right has attracted attention from scholars from different disciplines, who have considered its relation with European integration, economic crisis, migration, and who have highlighted the context of globalization as a source of discontent and new forms of action. While existing studies mostly reflect the variety of the extreme right  scene, they also make evident some common patterns characterizing far-right actors, namely anti-establishment rhetoric, anti-liberalism, anti-pluralism, xenophobia (anti-Islamism and/or anti-Semitism), to name but some. Similarly, while being attentive to the historical specificities, an increasing number of scholars encouraged a reflection on the analogies between the current “crisis of democracy” and the events and break down of (half) democracies in many European states during the 1930s.

Contact:
Heinz Berger - heinrich.berger@univie.ac.at
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Historical Social Science

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