This article presents electoral developments and mobilization issues of the extreme right political parties between 1993 and 2016. It analyzes the changes in the extreme right discourses and framing strategies in relation to their electoral results. We argue that during the transition to democracy in the 1990s and partially later in the 2000s, the extreme right parties were predominantly focusing on the issues related to national sovereignty and were successful mostly in the context of hostility against groups that could potentially threaten this independence, while their electoral achievements were affected mainly by their internal party stability. In the late 2000s, the extreme right has, however, begun to adopt a strategy that has bridged nationalist, populist and xenophobic discourses, with stronger success during the economic and refugee crises in Europe.
We hate them all? Issue adaptation of extreme right parties in Slovakia 1993–2016
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Alena Kluknavská, Josef Smolík; We hate them all? Issue adaptation of extreme right parties in Slovakia 1993–2016. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 December 2016; 49 (4): 335–344. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2016.09.002
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