In Europe, right-wing parties

From the Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right, Manuela Caiani and Donatella della Porta (SNS): The Radical Right as Social Movement Organizations; Herbert Kitschelt (Duke): Party Systems and Radical Right-Wing Parties; and Roger Eatwell (Bath): Charisma and the Radical Right. Women’s “shocking” participation in far-right politics has received much media attention — but is this a new trend, or have we been here before? In Europe, right-wing parties are offering bigger handouts than traditional ones — and that is part of the secret of their electoral success. Aaron Robertson on the Lega and the myth of the Celtic origins of northern Italy. A prominent member of Germany’s far-right anti-Islam party just converted to Islam: Actually spending time with Muslim immigrants seems to have changed Arthur Wagner’s view of Islam.