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We hate them all? Issue adaptation of extreme right parties in Slovakia 1993–2016



Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Communist and Post-Communist Studies
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Political sciences
Keywords Extreme right; discourse; nationalism; populism; xenophobia; Central and Eastern Europe
Description This article presents electoral developments and mobilization issues of the extreme right political parties between 1993 and 2016. It analyzes the changes in the extreme right discourses and framing strategies in relation to their electoral results. We argue that during the transition to democracy in the 1990s and partially later in the 2000s, the extreme right parties were predominantly focusing on the issues related to national sovereignty and were successful mostly in the context of hostility against groups that could potentially threaten this independence, while their electoral achievements were affected mainly by their internal party stability. In the late 2000s, the extreme right has, however, begun to adopt a strategy that has bridged nationalist, populist and xenophobic discourses, with stronger success during the economic and refugee crises in Europe.
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