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Author Bustikova, Lenka, 1973- author

Title Extreme reactions : radical right mobilization in Eastern Europe / Lenka Bustikova, Arizona State University
Edition First Edition
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019
© 2019
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Contents Introduction -- A theory of radical right mobilization -- Radical right parties in cross-national perspective -- Mobilization against Hungarians in Slovakia -- Mobilization against Russians in Ukraine -- Conclusion
Summary "Focusing on the rising support for the populist right in Eastern Europe, this book examines how anger and resentment toward minorities is being utilized in politics. Bustikova details the process by which the acquisition of political power and demand for rights by ascendant minority groups precipitates a backlash of mobilization from the radical right. However, this book also argues that prejudice against minorities is not a sentiment exclusive to right-wing voters and is not the root cause of increasing support for the radical right. Rather, this study reveals, variation in how minorities are accommodated by the government explains the electoral successes and failures of radical right parties. By examining their capitalization on these feelings of discontent toward politically assertive minorities and with the governmental policies that yield to their demands, Bustikova exposes volatile, Zeitgeist-dependent conditions under which once fringe right-wing parties have risen to prominent but precarious positions of power"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Conservatism -- Europe, Eastern
Elections -- Europe, Eastern
Fascism -- Europe, Eastern
Political parties -- Europe, Eastern
Populism -- Europe, Eastern
Racism -- Europe, Eastern
Right-wing extremists -- Europe, Eastern
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government
Form Electronic book
Author Cambridge University Press
LC no. 2019037643
ISBN 1108623654
Other Titles Radical right mobilization in Eastern Europe