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Radical Party Politics and Mobilization Against It in the Slovak Parliamentary Elections 2020
Radical Party Politics and Mobilization Against It in the Slovak Parliamentary Elections 2020

Author(s): Oľga Gyárfášová, Peter Učeň
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: elections; challenger parties; voting behaviour; (counter)mobilization; voters’ profile

Summary/Abstract: This article reviews certain trends in popular support for political parties – especially new ones – as they manifested themselves prior to and during the 2020 parliamentary elections. It summarizes the ways in which demand for change was expressed before and during the election through the election results and the data on party supporters. It concludes that the thesis on the radicalization of new generations of party-political challenges in the Slovak polity did not hold true in 2020. The main research question regards the possibility of conceptualizing the rise of two new moderate political parties, PS/Together and For the People, as a counter-mobilization against the previous emergence of radical anti-establishment and anti-systemic challengers within the party system.

  • Issue Year: XXVII/2020
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 323-352
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: English