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Understanding the illiberal turn: democratic backsliding in the Czech Republic*
ABSTRACT Democratic backsliding in Central Europe has so far been most acute in Hungary and Poland, states once considered frontrunners in democratisation. In this paper, we explore to what extentExpand
The New Right in the New Europe: Czech Transformation and Right-Wing Politics, 1989-2006
© 2008 Sean Hanley. All rights reserved. This book considers the emergence of centre right parties in Eastern Europe following the fall of communism, focusing primarily on the case of the CzechExpand
Economy, corruption or floating voters? Explaining the breakthroughs of anti-establishment reform parties in eastern Europe
This paper discusses a new group of parties that we term anti-establishment reform parties (AERPs), which combine moderate social and economic policies with anti-establishment appeals and a desire toExpand
Dynamics of new party formation in the Czech Republic 1996–2010: looking for the origins of a ‘political earthquake’
  • S. Hanley
  • Political Science, Geography
  • 14 May 2012
The stable and closed nature of the Czech party system and the failure of most new political parties have been among the most salient features of Czech democracy over the past two decades. TheExpand
The emergence of pensioners’ parties in contemporary Europe
Party politics in contemporary Europe often exhibit marked generational biases. Older voters are both more likely to turn out to vote to support political parties at elections and also to be membersExpand
From Neo-Liberalism to National Interests: Ideology, Strategy, and Party Development in the Euroscepticism of the Czech Right
The euroscepticism of the Czech Civic Democratic Party (ODS) is well known but has been rarely examined in detail. This is surprising, given how poorly ODS fits the profile of eurosceptic parties.Expand
Rethinking “democratic backsliding” in Central and Eastern Europe – looking beyond Hungary and Poland
ABSTRACT This essay introduces contributions to a special issue of East European Politics on “Rethinking democratic backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe”, which seeks to expand the study ofExpand