Was the Depression Good for Fascists?

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Period09 Oct 2012

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  • TitleWas the Depression Good for Fascists?
    Media name/outletExtremis Project
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionIn a recent paper and Vox EU article my co-authors, Barry Eichengreen and Kevin O’Rourke, and I examine the link between the economic conditions of the interwar years and electoral support for extremist parties. While the lessons of the period cannot be applied mechanically to the current situation they provide food for thought regarding the potential for prolonged economic hardship to generate a political backlash.
    PersonsAlan de Bromhead