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 Central Europe. Its aim is to answer the question how the specifics of the Central European region contribute to cooperation of extreme-right parties, and how they limit it. Although “protest-transformational” parties from Central and Eastern Europe 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, feel their transnational identity more strongly (“Western Slavonic catholic clerical fascism”). The cooperation is however limited in several cases by traditional nationalistic disputes (mostly in irredentist context).

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