The Civic Foundations of Fascism in Europe: Italy, Spain, and Romania, 1870-1945
Presenting the seemingly paradoxical argument that the rapid
development of civil society facilitated the rise of fascism in
Italy, Spain, and Romania, this title challenges the notion that a
strong civil society necessarily leads to the development of
Recommended. Choice 2011 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 2010
Dylan Riley is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.