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The Czech Republicans 1990-8: A populist outsider in a consolidating democracy

HANLEY, S; (2012) The Czech Republicans 1990-8: A populist outsider in a consolidating democracy. In: Mudde, C and Rovira Kaltwasser, C, (eds.) Populism in Europe and the Americas: Threat or Corrective for Democracy? (pp. 68-87). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge and New York. Green open access

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Abstract

The chapter examines the Czech Repulicans (the SPR-RSČ) , a radical right-wing party represented in the Czech parliament between 1992 and 1998, as a case study of party-based oppositional outsider populism in a consolidating democracy. It traces the origins and development of the party, then examines the populist nature of the party's radical right appeals in the 1990s and the implicit understanding of democracy these contained. It concludes by evaluating the Republicans’ impact on the development of Czech democracy and assessing the extent to which it has left a legacy in contemporary Czech politics.

Type:Book chapter
Title:The Czech Republicans 1990-8: A populist outsider in a consolidating democracy
ISBN-13:9781107023857
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item6687779/?site_locale=en_GB
Language:English
Additional information:This chapter has been accepted for publication and will appear in a revised form, subsequent to appropriate editorial input by Cambridge University Press, in Populism in Europe and the Americas: Threat or Corrective for Democracy? published by Cambridge University Press
Keywords:Populism, Political parties, Extreme right, Czech Republic
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > SSEES (School of Slavonic and East European Studies)

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