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The radical right in post-communist Europe. Comparative perspectives on legacies and party competition
What role do legacies of past mobilization under late communist rule play in the success of the radical right parties in Eastern Europe? This article considers two major legacies: the legacy ofExpand
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Revenge of the Radical Right
What explains the success and failure of radical right parties over time and across countries? This article presents a new theory of the radical right that emphasizes its reactive nature and views itExpand
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The Illiberal Turn or Swerve in Central Europe
Scholars are coming to terms with the fact that something is rotten in the new democracies of Central Europe. The corrosion has multiple symptoms: declining trust in democratic institutions,Expand
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The radical right in Eastern Europe
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The State as a Firm: Understanding the Autocratic Roots of Technocratic Populism
Why, when, and how does populism emerge in a stable democracy? This article investigates the political logic and ideological appeal of a rarely explored form of populism: technocratic populism.Expand
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Clientelism, State Capacity and Economic Development: A Cross-National Study
What accounts for cross-national variation in political clientelism? We consider two prominent explanations, economic wealth and state capacity, and test them on a new dataset of politicalExpand
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Best in Covid: Populists in the Time of Pandemic
How do populists govern in crisis? We address this question by analyzing the actions of technocratic populists in power during the first wave of the novel coronavirus crisis in the Czech Republic andExpand
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In Europe’s Closet: the rights of sexual minorities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
ABSTRACT This article explores the mechanisms of accommodation and backlash against a new identity group in the Czech Republic and Slovakia—LGBT. Minority demands spark political backlash becauseExpand
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Patronage, Trust, and State Capacity: The Historical Trajectories of Clientelism
What explains different levels of clientelism across countries? Why do some politicians deliver clientelistic goods to their electoral constituencies, and why do some voters demand them? This articleExpand
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The Extreme Right in Eastern Europe: EU Accession and the Quality of Governance
This paper investigates variation in voter support for extreme-right parties in Eastern Europe, especially among the new EU members. It suggests that the success of the extreme right is a reaction toExpand
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