TITLE

Rechte Parteien im Europäischen Parlament und der Beitritt Südosteuropas -- eine Gefahr für die europäische Demokratie?

AUTHOR(S)
LEISSE, OLAF
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Südost-Europa;2012, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p193
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Recent years have seen a rapid rise of European right-wing parties, many of which have won national elections and taken over political power in their countries. Throughout Europe they have benefitted from current social and political problems. Even where they have not triumphed electorally, far-right parties have forced mainstream politicians to reverberate their eurosceptic rhetoric. Right-wing parties from various countries and with various political backgrounds -- right-wing populists, rightist extremists or conservatives -- have consolidated over the past decades and are now well-established in the European Parliament. This contribution examines the co-operation of right-wing parties in the European Parliament. It then analyzes the rise of those parties in Southeastern Europe and asks whether the accession of the socalled western Balkan countries will strengthen the group of xenophobic and euro-sceptic parties in the European Parliament and hence affect the European integration project.
ACCESSION #
85402909

 

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