Essay On Far Right Political Parties

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The rise of far right political parties in contemporary society is an important phenomena in the field of politics. If far right political parties obtained a position in mainstream politics, it will bring drastic changes to the ecology of world politics. This essay will focus on the far right political parties in the United Kingdom and Austria, along with other far right political parties in Europe. This essay will first introduce the concept of political right wing and offer a brief introduction to the far right political parties in the United Kingdom and Austria. Next, it will examine the political and economic factors that contribute to the rise of far right political parties. Then, it will examine the implication of far right politics on democracy.

Right wing refers to serval groups of ideologies, including but not limited to conservatives, reactionary and fascist ideologies. Generally speaking, rightist values in social order, patriotism and social cohesion. Rightist also accepts the inequalities in wealth, status and rights (Johnson, P. M. 2005).

In the UK, the most well-known far right political party is the UK Independence party (UKIP). It is known for its Eurosceptic position, and a key leader in
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