The fifty-second edition in the highly popular Socialist Register series focuses on the political forces and parties of the Right, seeking to shed light on their social base, organizational strength and range and influence on mainstream parties and opinions. Subsequent chapters look at the degree to which the Right has penetrated state institutions, the impact of the free movement of capital and the liberalization of domestic markets. Finally, contributors to The Politics of the Right examine the probability and dangers of a renewed rise of fascism and outline ways that the Left should respond to the challenges and dangers posed by the Right.
The Politics of the Right maps the rise of neo-fascist, anti-immigration and socially conservative populist movements since the financial crash of 2008, seeking to define their ideology, assess their prospects and place them within a context of rapid political fragmentation. Global in scope, there are helpful articles on the right wing forces in power and opposition in India, central and southern Africa, Brazil, Israel, North America and Japan. But the core of the book is about Europe. And although their answers vary, contributors ask the same set of questions.
— David Edgar, Race & Class, June 2016 (full review)