Bachelor of Arts
This thesis seeks to examine the impact of far-Right political parties on the British political system. It cites relevant theories of nationalism and provides a brief historical background to frame the analysis of the present case study. Additionally, the work analyzes the British political system to help explain the inability of extremist parties to win a seat in Parliament. This piece argues that far-Right parties in Great Britain, despite their electoral failures and limited membership, have maintained political legitimacy by recruiting marginalized youth and embracing radical methods. These groups, moreover, could gamer more public support with increases in terrorism, levels of immigration, European integration and a shift in the present voting system.
Sprague, Ben, "Hate, Hegemony and Hooliganism: The Rise of Far-Right Nationalism in Great Britain" (2007). Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects. 33.
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