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Roger Griffin is a British academic political theorist at Oxford Brookes University, England. His recent efforts have focused on a definition and examination of fascism. He has also translated works by Norberto Bobbio and Ferruccio Rossi-Landi.

Griffin's theory of fascism suggests that a heuristically useful ideal type of its definitional core is that it is a palingenetic and populist form of ultranationalism. In other words it seeks, by directly mobilizing popular energies or working through an elite, to eventually conquer cultural hegemony for new values, to bring about the total rebirth of the nation from its present decadence, whether the nation is conceived as a historically formed nation-state or a racially determined 'ethnos'. Conceived in these terms, fascism is an ideology that has assumed a large number of specific national permutations and several distinct organizational forms. Moreover, it is a political project that continues to evolve to this day throughout the Europeanized world, though it remains highly marginalized compared with the central place it occupied in inter-war Europe.

Griffin's approach, though still highly contested in some quarters, has had an enduring impact on the comparative fascist literature of the last 15 years, and builds on the work of George Mosse, Stanley Payne, and Emilio Gentile in highlighting the revolutionary and totalizing politico-cultural nature of the fascist revolution (in marked contrast with Marxist approaches). His latest book, Modernism and Fascism, locates the mainspring of the fascist drive for national rebirth in the modernist bid to achieve an alternative modernity, which is driven by a rejection of the decadence of 'actually existing modernity' under liberal democracy or tradition. The fascist attempt to institute a different civilization and a new temporality in the West found its most comprehensive expression in the 'modernist states' of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, which also revealed the destructive and self-destructive nature of all fascist political projects to 'regenerate' the nation or achieving cultural renewal.

Outside of his academic life, Griffin used to count trance music and rave culture among his many interests, writing the sleeve notes for the two CD volume Return To The Source: Deep Trance & Ritual Beats explaining his liking of the genre and, in keeping with his academic background, how it relates to society.

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Total Books: 14
The Golden Years David Bowie
2016 - The Golden Years David Bowie (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781468310696
ISBN-10: 1468310690
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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David Bowie The Golden Years
2015 - David Bowie the Golden Years (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781780380162
ISBN-10: 178038016X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Terrorist's Creed Fanatical Violence and the Human Need for Meaning
2012 - Terrorist's Creed Fanatical VIolence and the Human Need for Meaning [Modernism and...] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780230241299
ISBN-10: 0230241298
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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A Fascist Century Essays by Roger Griffin
2008 - A Fascist Century Essays By Roger Griffin (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780230205185
ISBN-10: 0230205186
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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A Fascist Century Essays by Roger Griffin
2008 - A Fascist Century Essays By Roger Griffin (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780230220898
ISBN-10: 0230220894
Genre: History
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Modernism and Fascism The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler
2007 - Modernism and Fascism the Sense of a Beginning Under Mussolini and Hitler (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781403987839
ISBN-10: 1403987831
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Modernism and Fascism
2007 - Modernism and Fascism (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781403987846
ISBN-10: 140398784X
Genre: History
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Fascism As a Totalitarian Movement
2004 - Fascism As a Totalitarian Movement (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780714655215
ISBN-10: 071465521X
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The Nature of Fascism
1993 - The Nature of Fascism (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415096614
ISBN-10: 0415096618
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Nature of Fascism
1991 - The Nature of Fascism (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312071325
ISBN-10: 0312071329
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Nature of Fascism
1991 - The Nature of Fascism [Themes in Right-wing politics & ideology] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780861871124
ISBN-10: 086187112X
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