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Rechtspopulismus in Europa – unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Ost- und Südosteuropa
Right-Wing Populism in Europe – With a Special View to East and Southeast Europe

Author(s): Werner T. Bauer
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Südosteuropa Gesellschaft e.V.

Summary/Abstract: Until a few years ago, the success of right-wing populist movements still seemed to be a phenomenon specific to a few European countries. By now, it has spread over most of Europe. Eastern Europe’s right-wing populism is a very special case: It combines nationalist, rightwing authoritarian and anti-elitist attitudes with a left-wing populist economic and social policy – which frequently goes hand in hand with nostalgia for the communist social order – and reveals a general frustration with the democratic system’s unfulfilled promises. The article is about structural and programmatic features common to all right-wing parties, and reflects how this socio-political phenomenon should be dealt with.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 58-69
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: German