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Pietro Castelli Gattinara, Caterina Froio and Matteo Albanese

we highlight the promising avenues for research dealing with neo-fascist groups and movements in times of crisis. Italian Fascism, neo-fascism and the international economic crisis The aim of this very brief historiographical note is to understand the links between CasaPound and historical

Nigel Copsey

understanding developments on the contemporary far right in (Western) Europe, have we really witnessed the emergence of a ‘new’ breed of fascists - a ‘neo-fascism’ that has adapted itself to the norms of multi-ethnic, liberal-democratic society? A ‘designer fascism’ that is fit for the twenty-first century

Đorđe Tomić

-Yugoslav societies, the most striking example being the creation of ethnically cleansed territories, like the Republika Sprska in today’s Bosnia-Herzegovina. Nationalism has also been discursively normalized in all other post-Yugoslav societies during the last twenty years. Right-wing extremism or neo-fascism was

Henrik Arnstad

-nationalism. Conclusions European ultra-nationalism – be it traditional fascism, neo-fascism or radical right-wing populism – is today a well-established and significant feature of European politics. Is Western liberal democracy losing confidence in itself? Strong European voices claim that freedom of speech is the most

Roger Griffin

the history of the French extreme right, 34 accounts of the cultural vision of British fascism 35 and neo-fascism, 36 and analyses of fascism in inter-war Romania 37 and post-Soviet Russia 38 all assume a ‘culturalist’ and regenerative premise about fascism’s future-oriented modernizing, and

Elisabetta Cassina Wolff

dimension of cpi ideological discourse is directly inspired by the social (leftist) current that has always existed in Italian Fascism and neo-fascism. 22 The party refers mostly to the social and labor legislation during the regime: the Labor Charter from 1927, the Verona Manifesto from 1943, and in

Nigel Copsey

engage seriously with (neo) fascism studies. This journal will offer space for such an engagement. References Eatwell Roger . “Introduction: the new extreme right challenge.” In Western Democracies and the New Extreme Right Challenge . Eds. Eatwell Roger Mudde Cas . London : Routledge , 2004

Robin te Slaa

Houwen would have little time for the recent plea made by Nigel Copsey that researchers should examine the role that (neo) fascism has played, and might still play within contemporary (radical) right-wing populist movements in Europe. In his thesis Houwen first describes the origins and the basic