Right-wing political extremism in the Great Depression

Press/Media: Research

Period27 Feb 2012

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleRight-wing political extremism in the Great Depression
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionThe enduring global crisis is giving rise to fears that economic hard times will feed political extremism, as it did in the 1930s. This column suggests that the danger of political polarisation and extremism is greatest in countries with relatively recent histories of democracy, with existing right-wing extremist parties, and with electoral systems that create low hurdles to parliamentary representation of new parties. But above all, it is greatest where depressed economic conditions are allowed to persist.
    PersonsAlan de Bromhead