Populist Political Parties in East-Central Europe.

Havlík, Vlastimil.

Populist Political Parties in East-Central Europe. - 1 online resource (314 pages)

Intro -- 1. INTRODUCTION -- 2. SEEKING A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: HOW TO DEFINE AND IDENTIFY POPULIST PARTIES? VLASTIMIL HAVLÍK, ANETA PINKOVÁ -- 2.1. Definition of Populism - Minimalist Definition -- 2.2. The People and the Elites as a Homogeneous Group -- 2.3. Antagonistic Relations between the People and the Elites -- 2.4. Defence of the People as Sovereign -- 2.5. Typology and Types of Populism -- 2.6. Conclusion -- References -- 3. BALTIC COUNTRIES. ILZE BALCERE -- 3.1. Politics of Populism in the Baltic States -- 3.2. The Evolution of the Party System -- 3.3. Case Selection -- 3.4. Party History -- 3.5. Organisational Structure and Leadership Style -- 3.6. Ideology -- 3.7. Electoral Support and Social Base -- 3.8. Position in the Political System -- 3.9. Conclusion -- 4. BULGARIA. BLAGOVESTA CHOLOVA -- 4.1. Politics of Populism in Bulgaria -- 4.2. The Evolution of the Party System -- 4.3. Case Selection -- 4.4. Party History -- 4.5. Organisational Structure and Leadership Style -- 4.6. Ideology -- 4.7. Electoral Support and Social Base -- 4.8. Position in the Political System -- 4.9. Conclusion -- List of Abreviations of Political Parties -- References -- 5. THE CZECH REPUBLIC. VLASTIMIL HAVLÍK -- 5.1. The Politics of Populism in the Czech Republic -- 5.2. The Evolution of the Party System -- 5.3. Case Selection -- 5.4. Party History -- 5.5. Organisational Structure and Leadership Style -- 5.6. Ideology -- 5.7. Electoral Support and Social Base -- 5.8. Position in the Political System -- 5.9. Conclusion -- List of Abbreviations of Political Parties -- References -- 6. HUNGARY. VRATISLAV HAVLÍK -- 6.1. Politics of Populism in Hungary -- 6.2. The Evolution of the Party System -- 6.3. Case Selection -- 6.4. Party History -- 6.5. Organisational Structure and Leadership Style -- 6.6. Ideology -- 6.7. Electoral Support and Social Base. 6.8. Position in the Political System -- 6.9. Conclusion -- List of Abreviations of Political Parties -- References -- 7. POLAND. KINGA WOJTAS -- 7.1. Politics of Populism in Poland -- 7.2. The Evolution of the Party System -- 7.3. Case Selection -- 7.4. Party History -- 7.5. Organisational Structure and Leadership Style -- 7.6. Ideology -- 7.7. Electoral Support and Social Base -- 7.8. Position in the Political System -- 7.9. Conclusion -- List of Abbreviations of Political Parties -- References -- 8. ROMANIA. MARKÉTA SMRČKOVÁ -- 8.1. The Politics of Populism in Romania -- 8.2. The Evolution of the Party System -- 8.3. Case Selection -- 8.4. Party History -- 8.5. Organisational Structure and Leadership Style -- 8.6. Ideology -- 8.7. Electoral Support and Social Base -- 8.8. Position in the Political System -- 8.9. Conclusion -- List of Abbreviations of Political Parties -- References -- 9. SLOVAKIA. PETER SPÁČ -- 9.1. The Politics of Populism in Slovakia -- 9.2. The Evolution of the Party System -- 9.3. Case Selection -- 9.4. Party History -- 9.5. Organisational Structure and Leadership Style -- 9.6. Ideology -- 9.7. Electoral Support and Social Base -- 9.8. Position in the Political System -- 9.9. Conclusion -- List of Abbreviations of Political Parties -- References -- 10. SLOVENIA. ALENKA KRAŠOVEC -- 10.1. The Politics of Populism in Slovenia -- 10.2. The Evolution of the Party System -- 10.3. Case Selection -- 10.4. Party History -- 10.5. Organisational Structure and Leadership Style -- 10.6. Ideology -- 10.7. Electoral Support and Social Base -- 10.8. Position in the Political System -- 10.9. Conclusion -- List of Abbreviations of Political Parties -- References -- 11. PARTY POPULISM IN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE. VLASTIMIL HAVLÍK, ANETA PINKOVÁ -- 11.1. Party history -- 11.2. Organisational Structure and Leadership Style -- 11.3. Ideology. 11.4. Electoral Support and Social Base -- 11.5. Position in the Political System -- 11.6. Conclusion -- Bibliography -- SUMMARY -- NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS -- INDEX.

This edited volume focuses on populist political parties in the region of East-Central Europe, more precisely the post-communist member countries of the European Union. Authors of the individual chapters use a common typology of populist parties (exclusively and non-exclusively populist parties) which is introduced in the first, theoretical chapter of the volume. Each chapter - case study deals with various aspects of populist parties, such as their history, organizational structure, ideological profile, electoral base, and position in the political system. The publication builds on existing scholarly literature dealing with populism not only in the region, but in other European and non-European countries as well. It is, however, a first publication systematically analysing the issue in the given region.

9788021078079


Populism--Europe.


Electronic books.

JN40.P678 2012

320.56620939999999