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dc.contributorKhory, Kavita
dc.contributorGelfand, Elissa
dc.contributor.advisorReiter, Andrew G.
dc.contributor.authorJarrett, Anjelica
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-05T13:27:10Z
dc.date.available2017-07-05T13:27:10Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/4078
dc.description.abstractFar right political parties and social movements have been present in Europe since the beginning of the 20th century. After World War II, the far right dissipated into various individual movements on the political fringe and carried little to no electoral weight. However, the past two decades—marked by the sharp economic downturn of 2008, increased immigration, a refugee crisis, and social strains due to globalization—have ushered in unprecedented national and transnational electoral success for the far right. Two of these parties that fall under the “far right” umbrella are the National Front of France and Golden Dawn of Greece. Though the two parties run on similar party platforms and hold comparable ideologies, the extreme party Golden Dawn differs from the National Front in its relationship to violence as a means of achieving party goals and proposed policies, as well as in its promotion of fascist ideals. Despite these differences and years on the margins of politics, both of these parties are still enjoying electoral success today. My research focuses on analyzing the discourse used to frame the “self” and “other” in the National Front and Golden Dawn. Analyzing group identity in the far right gives insight into which identities are valued by the parties, how a shared identity is promoted, and how these parties are garnering continued electoral success over time. I maintain that the recent electoral success of far right parties—specifically, the National Front and Golden Dawn—can be further attributed to a successful fostering of collective identity within the movements.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Relationsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectFar righten_US
dc.subjectSocial movementsen_US
dc.subjectPolitical partiesen_US
dc.subjectEuropeen_US
dc.subjectGreeceen_US
dc.subjectFranceen_US
dc.subjectFascismen_US
dc.subjectMarine Le Penen_US
dc.subjectNational Fronten_US
dc.subjectGolden Dawnen_US
dc.titleShifting Identities in the Far Right: The National Front and Golden Dawnen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.gradyear2017en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke College
mhc.degreeUndergraduateen_US
dc.rights.restrictedrestricteden_US


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