This handbook on racist extremism in Central and Eastern Europe is the result of a unique collaborative research project of experts from the ten new and future post-communist EU member states. All chapters are written to a common framework, making it easier to compare individual countries and include sections on:
Mudde's conclusion examines the region as a whole and compares it with Western Europe.
‘Political scientists seeking an empirical foundation for evaluating extremist challenges to democracy will find significant merit in the effort.’ - West European Politics,Vol. 29
1. Bulgaria 2. Czech Republic 3. Estonia 4. Hungary 5. Latvia 6. Lithuania 7. Poland 8. Romania 9. Slovakia: People Against Racism 10. Slovenia: Peace Institute
11. Central and Eastern Europe
This series covers academic studies within the broad fields of ‘extremism’ and ‘democracy’, with volumes focusing on adjacent concepts such as populism, radicalism, and ideological/religious fundamentalism. These topics have been considered largely in isolation by scholars interested in the study of political parties, elections, social movements, activism, and radicalisation in democratic settings. A key focus of the series, therefore, is the (inter-)relation between extremism, radicalism, populism, fundamentalism, and democracy. Since its establishment in 1999, the series has encompassed both influential contributions to the discipline and informative accounts for public debate. Works will seek to problematise the role of extremism, broadly defined, within an ever-globalising world, and/or the way social and political actors can respond to these challenges without undermining democratic credentials.