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Beyond Ecofascism? Far-Right Ecologism (FRE) as a Framework for Future Inquiries

Balša Lubarda

Environmental Values 29 (2020): 713-732. doi: 10.3197/096327120X15752810323922

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ABSTRACT

The enduring and consistent rise of the far right has enabled its representatives to affect environmental debates on a larger scale. Although such incursions are often labeled 'eco-fascist', the term itself term may be insufficient to account for the complexity of this intersection. Building upon existing attempts to organise such discourses in a coherent sub-ideological set, 'far-right ecologism' (FRE) is suggested as an overarching term, deriving its morphology from fascism, conservatism, as well as national-populism. Therefore, values emanating from these strands, such as naturalism, spirituality, mysticism, authority, organicism, autarky, nostalgia and Manicheanism, constitute FRE as a heuristic device.


KEYWORDS

Far right, ecologism, fascism, conservatism, nationalism

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