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Michael Minkenberg: The Radical Right in Eastern Europe: Democracy Under Siege?

Abstract

This book is a comparative analysis of the post-communist East European radical right, both in party and non-party formation, using the West European radical right as a baseline. Minkenberg offers insights into the political field of the radical right since the onset of democracy in the region and elicits region-wide and country-specific characteristics. The book argues that due to the nature of the transition process from Soviet hegemony to national independence and from communist to democratic societies, and the unfinished process of nation-building in the region, the radical right in Eastern Europe is a phenomenon sui generis, both organizationally more fluid and ideologically more extreme than the Western counterpart. The issues covered include trends in party system and electoral developments, patterns of movement mobilization and racist activism, and the impact of the radical right on their countries’ politics and policies.  

Autor Michael Minkenberg
Titel The Radical Right in Eastern Europe: Democracy Under Siege?
Verlag Palgrave Macmillan
Druckort New York
Jahr 2017

Einordnung in die Universitätsstruktur

Fakultät Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl Professur für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft

Bibliographische Angabe

Michael Minkenberg: The Radical Right in Eastern Europe: Democracy Under Siege?. New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2017.