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El “totalismo ideológico” en el FRONT NATIONAL

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Author(s): Miguel Simón

Journal: Foro Interno : Anuario de Teoría Política
ISSN 1578-4576

Volume: 4;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: Extreme right | ideology | French National Front | Ideological Totalism.

ABSTRACT
In the study of contemporary parties and movements located on the extreme right of the political spectrum, researchers have consistently pointed out the lack of studies analysing their ideological backgrounds. This is mainly due to extremist movements’ heterogeneity, fragmentation, opportunism and intentional concealment. In this article we try to develop an analysis of the core elements of Front National ideology using ROBERT JAY LIFTON’s Ideological Totalism model as a heuristic tool to reducesuch complexity. From this point of view, the ideological discourse produced by the Front National clearly contains, though in varying degrees, all the elements necessary to classify it as a totalism discourse and movement.
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