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Genocide and Fascism : The Eliminationist Drive in Fascist Europe

Kallis, Aristotle (2009) Genocide and Fascism : The Eliminationist Drive in Fascist Europe. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-33960-5

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Abstract

This book investigates how fascism – as an ideology and political praxis – reconfigured the ideological, political, and moral landscape of interwar Europe, generating an atmosphere of extreme ‘license’ that facilitated the leap into eliminationist violence. It demonstrates how fascist ideology linked the prospect of violent ‘cleansing’ to utopias of national/racial regeneration, thus encouraging and legitimizing targeted hatred against particular ‘others’. It also shows how the diffusion and internationalization of fascism in the 1930s produced a sense of a revolutionary new beginning and created a transnational fascist ‘new order’ in which Nazi Germany came to occupy a potent position of authority. The book analyzes how the eliminationist initiative and precedent of Nazi Germany became a second ‘license’ that empowered fascist regimes across Europe to embark on their own eliminationist projects with diminished accountability. Finally, it examines how this ‘license’ – enhanced by the actions of fascists and the collapse of order caused by World War Two – released individuals and communities from the burden of legal and moral accountability, turning them into accomplishes in the most wide, brutal, and devastating genocidal campaign that the continent had ever experienced.

Item Type: Book/Report/Proceedings
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
ID Code: 50796
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2011 12:23
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2018 17:31
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50796

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