Book On extremism and democracy in Europe / Cas Mudde.
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Call Number HN380.Z9 R3568 2017
Media class: Book
Publisher: London ;New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN: 9781138714717 1138714712
Originally published: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
"Routledge Focus"-- Cover.
Series title: Routledge studies in extremism and democracy ; 34
Extent: xxiv, 163 pages ; 22 cm.
"A collection of short and accessible essays on the far right, populism, Euroscepticism, and liberal democracy by one of the leading academic and public voices today. It includes both sober, fact-based analysis of the often sensationalized "rise of the far right" in Europe as well as passionate defence of the fundamental values of liberal democracy"--Publisher description.
Part I. The far right - the populist radical right: a pathological normalcy -- Three decades of populist radical right parties in Western Europe: so what? -- The myth of Weimar Europe -- Putin's trojan horses? Five theses on Russia and the European's far right -- Local shocks: the far right in the 2014 European elections -- Europe of nations and freedoms: financial success, political failure -- Viktor Orbán and the difference between radical right parties and radical right politics -- Part II. Populism -- Jean-Claude Juncker and the populist zeitgeist in European politics -- Populism: the good, the bad, and the ugly -- Populism and liberal democracy: is Greece the exception of the future of Europe? -- Populism: a primer -- Part III. Euroscepticism -- European integration: after the fall -- The European elites' politics of fear -- That will the European elections bring Western Balkans -- The 2014 European elections in numbers -- Electoral winners and political losers in the right-wing Eurosceptic camp -- The key lessons of Syriza's defeat? A different Europe requires both ideology and competence! -- It's time to end the Eurosceptic illusions! -- "Weimar Greece" and the future of Europe -- Portugal faces a political crisis, but it's the same one facing governments everywhere -- Part IV. Liberal democracy -- The intolerance of the tolerant -- After the storms: time to go beyond the obvious responses -- Norway's democratic example -- The do's and don'ts of banning political extremism -- No, we are NOT all Charlie (and that's a problem) -- What freedom of speech? Of foxes, chickens and #JeSuisCharlie -- As Europe looks fearfully outside, its liberal democracy is under attack from within -- Epilogue: European democracy after Paris.