Synopses & Reviews
When studying politics, it is important to understand the subject matter of where politics can go morally wrong in order to know how it can go right. Individually and collectively, researchers must get to grips with the unsavoury political topics which arguably constitute the most noxious, extreme, terrifying, murderous, secretive, authoritarian, and/or anti-democratic aspects of national and international politics. The darker side of politics cannot go ignored.
This volume concentrates on the history of underground neo-fascist networks in the post-World War II era; neo-fascist paramilitary and terrorist groups operating in Europe and Latin America in the 1960s and 1970s; and the manipulation of those and other terrorist organizations by the security forces of various states, both authoritarian and democratic. A range of global case studies are used, collecting an array of papers from across the years dedicated to exploring the darkest dimensions of these certain secular political milieus.
This is valuable reading for students and researchers interested in understanding historical and contemporary politics.