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The democratization of hostility: Minorities and radical right actors after the fall of communism

@inproceedings{BustikovaSiroky2015TheDO,
  title={The democratization of hostility: Minorities and radical right actors after the fall of communism},
  author={Lenka Bustikova-Siroky},
  year={2015}
}
The fall of the Berlin Wall opened up the wounds of nation building in Eastern Europe (Ramet 1999). While communist regimes were certainly not free of populist, nationalistic appeals (Jowitt 1992; also Kitschelt et al. 1999; Petersen 2002; Minkenberg 2007; cf. Bunce 1999), democratization elevated the importance of ethnic tensions, which in turn encouraged the mobilization of radical actors. The autocratic communist regimes had the advantage of controlling an oppressive state apparatus, which… Expand
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