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THE POLITICS OF POPULISM IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
THE POLITICS OF POPULISM IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Author(s): Vlastimil Havlík
Subject(s): Political history, Government/Political systems, Electoral systems, Politics and society, Nationalism Studies
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Politics of populism; Czech Republic; populist parties; Parliament; nationalism;
Summary/Abstract: The Czech Republic’s experience with a relevant populist political party reaches back to the very beginning of the 1990s and the Association for the Republic – the Republican Party of Czechoslovakia (SPR-RSČ), a party led by Miroslav Sládek. The Republicans had Parliamentary representation in the years between 1992 and 1998. In addition to their extreme right-wing rhetoric featuring nationalism combined with xenophobia to the point of racism, a fundamental part of their identity was a populist appeal joined to a critique of the changes implemented after November of 1989 (which the Republicans labelled “the velvet rip-off ”).

  • Page Range: 97-134
  • Page Count: 38
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English