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The Rise of the Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe

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The contemporary radical right has been growing in prominence in Central and Eastern Europe. Why though, have these parties mobilized and how are they attracting support? Right-wing radical groups – both parties and other social/political organizations – benefited primarily by offering an alternative channel for political discontent. In the more ethnically homogenous societies of Central Europe, radical right parties mobilize to keep minorities from advancing. In a more ethnically and linguistically diverse society such as Ukraine, the unpopularity of radical right-wing parties has been countered by an increased social role played by radicalized right-wing extra-parliamentary and paramilitary groups. This lecture will contrast the cases of Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary with that of Ukraine, and offer a more nuanced understanding of the activities and motivations of radical right political parties in Central and Eastern Europe.

Information:
Date: May 15, 2017
Time: 11:30 – 13:00
Venue: P24, 2nd floor

Programme:
11:30-12:00
The Ascendency of Minority Groups and the Mobilization of the Radical Right in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary

Dr. Lenka Buštíková, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

12:00-12:30
Radical Right Party Politics vs Social Movements in Ukraine: combating Russian disinformation and popular misunderstanding

Dr. Melanie Mierzejewski, Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations

12:30-13:00
Open discussion to the public for Q and A session

The Rise of the Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe. 2017-05-15 12:30:00 - .
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