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Extreme Right, the Internet and European Politics in CEE Countries: The Cases of Slovakia and the Czech Republic

  • Manuela Caiani
  • Alena Kluknavská
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)

Abstract

This chapter addresses the relationship between the use of new media and European democracy and legitimacy, examining the networks of contacts that several types of (Eurosceptic) extreme right groups create online in two Eastern European countries, as well as the anti-European discourses that these radical actors diffuse (offline and online) through these networks. How important is Europe and European integration in comparison with other topics in the political discourse of extreme right organisations? To which specific issue does Europe refer? What are the solutions suggested against European integration? Who are the ‘us’ and the ‘them’ according to right-wing extremists in relation to Europe?

Keywords

Extreme right/far right Online radical politics Social network analysis Frames 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Humanities and Social SciencesScuola Normale SuperioreFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.Centre for Nonprofit Sector Research, Faculty of Economics and AdministrationMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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