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:
- racist extremist organizations (political parties, organizations, and subcultures
- the domestic and international legal framework
- members and types of racist extremist incidents
- state and civic responses to the threat.
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
Table of Contents
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
About the Series
This new series encompasses academic studies within the broad fields of 'extremism' and 'democracy'. These topics have traditionally been considered largely in isolation by academics. A key focus of the series, therefore, is the (inter-) relation between extremism and democracy. Works will seek to answer questions such as to what extent extremist groups pose a major threat to democratic parties, or how can democracy respond to extremism without undermining its own democratic credentials?
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- HISTORY / General
- POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
- POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Nationalism