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The Civic Foundations of Fascism in Europe by Dylan Riley
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Jan 29, 2019 | ISBN 9781786635235

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“This brilliant comparative study of the rise of fascism in Italy, Spain, and Romania brings Tocqueville and Gramsci into a novel and surprising conversation. It will change the way you think about civil society, fascism, and democracy.”
—William Sewell, University of Chicago

“Make no mistake, this is much more than comparative fascisms. Dylan Riley not only rethinks and meshes the legacies of Tocqueville, Arendt and Gramsci; he sobers us up to the actual history of civil society and democratisation in continental Europe. This theoretical lesson seems still gravely relevant elsewhere in the world today.”
—Georgi M. Derluguian, author of Bourdieu’s Secret Admirer in the Caucasus: A World-System Biography

“Dylan Riley’s intelligent study succeeds in opening fresh perspectives. His book ought to be read by everyone interested in fascism.”
—Robert O. Paxton, New Left Review

“[A] highly original book in which, navigating with ease between political theory and historical research, Dylan Riley fruitfully questions the subjacent assumptions of standard interpretations of fascism. His creative use of Toquevillean and Gramscian concepts is fascinating and his arguments are compelling. A must-read in the field of fascism studies.”
—Enzo Traverso, author of Fire and Blood: The European Civil War 1914-1945

“Riley’s account of the civic foundations of fascism succeeds not only in throwing new light on old questions, but also in redefining the theoretical parameters for understanding fascism. It will change the way we think about fascism in the future.”
—Max Whyte, American Journal of Sociology

“Historical sociology of a high calibre.”
—Mark Mazower, Financial Times

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