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Czech Militant Democracy in Action : Dissolution of the Workers' Party and the Wider Context of This Act

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Original title:Czech Militant Democracy in Action : Dissolution of the Workers' Party and the Wider Context of This Act
Author:Miroslav Mareš
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Citation:MAREŠ, Miroslav. Czech Militant Democracy in Action : Dissolution of the Workers' Party and the Wider Context of This Act. East European Politics and Societies, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications Inc., 2012, roč. 26, č. 1, s. 33-55. ISSN 0888-3254. doi:10.1177/0888325411408070.Export BibTeX
@article{969119,
author = {Mareš, Miroslav},
article_location = {Thousand Oaks},
article_number = {1},
doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0888325411408070},
keywords = {militant democracy; Czech Republic; Workers’ Party},
language = {eng},
issn = {0888-3254},
journal = {East European Politics and Societies},
title = {Czech Militant Democracy in Action : Dissolution of the Workers' Party and the Wider Context of This Act},
url = {http://eep.sagepub.com/content/26/1/33},
volume = {26},
year = {2012}
}
Original language:English
Field:Political sciences
WWW:link to a new windowhttp://eep.sagepub.com/content/26/1/33
Type:Article in Periodical
Keywords:militant democracy; Czech Republic; Workers’ Party

This article analyses the dissolution of the extreme right Workers’ Party by the Czech courts in 2010. It situates the case in the historical development of party closures by militant democracy on Czech territory and explains why the Workers’ Party was the first party to be dissolved in the Czech Republic after the fall of the Communist regime. It also describes the legislative framework in contemporary Czech law for the dissolution of political parties. It details the political and legal repercussions of the ruling and the wider discussions it provoked, not only in political and expert circles but also among the general public. Given the fact that the case was taken to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, the European dimension of the dissolution of the Workers’ Party is also analysed.

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