Miroslav Mareš: Transnational Networks of Extreme Right Parties in East Central Europe: Stimuli and Limits of Cross-Border Cooperation

The paper analyzes the transnational cooperation of the extreme right parties in East CentralEurope. Its aim is to answer the question how the specifics of the Central European region contribute to cooperation ofextreme-right parties, and how they limit it. Although “protest-transformational” parties from Central and EasternEurope consider themselves part of European extreme right, there hasn’t yet emerged any shared “East Central European”identity of “protest-transformational” extreme-right parties.  Neo-fascist parties, on the other hand, feeltheir transnational identity more strongly (“Western Slavonic catholic clerical fascism”). The cooperation is howeverlimited in several cases by traditional nationalistic disputes (mostly in irredentist context).

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