The Extreme Right in Eastern Europe: EU Accession and the Quality of Governance

@article{Butkov2009TheER,
  title={The Extreme Right in Eastern Europe: EU Accession and the Quality of Governance},
  author={Lenka Bu{\vs}t{\'i}kov{\'a}},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary European Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={17},
  pages={223 - 239}
}
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 to corruption and the absence of political accountability, and that extremists thrive in competitive democracies where the rule of law is weak. Moreover, it shows that the accession process and EU conditionality contributed to emptying the policy-oriented issue space, and that as EU conditionality has… Expand
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