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The Far Right in Europe - JPM852
Anglický název: The Far Right in Europe
Zajišťuje: Katedra politologie (23-KP)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2022 do 2022
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:2/0, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: neomezen / neurčen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
Garant: Dr. habil. PhDr. Petra Guasti, M.A., Ph.D.
Vyučující: Dr. habil. PhDr. Petra Guasti, M.A., Ph.D.
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Gabriela Baranyaiová (05.10.2022)
Over the past decades, the far right has become one of the most studied phenomena in
political science. In many countries, far-right parties have already been in government
and/or shaped party competition in the long term. In this course, we will discuss the most
important approaches and findings of international research on the far right. What does
the concept entail, how does it relate to populism, the radical right, and – more broadly –
to (liberal) democracy? We will shed light on the causes of far-right electoral support, the
far right’s ideological, organisational and strategic characteristics, and its direct and
indirect impact. In doing so, we focus on different (mostly European) cases in comparative
perspective and discuss various methodological approaches.
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Gabriela Baranyaiová (05.10.2022)

Seminar Times and Readings
1+2) Introduction and Conceptual Framework (17.10. 9.30-12.30, Room 315)
Compulsory readings:
Mudde, Cas (2007). Populist Radical Right Parties in Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press. [11-31]
Pirro, Andrea L. P. (2022). Far right: The significance of an umbrella concept. Nations and
Nationalism. Online First.
Canovan, Margaret (1999). Trust the People! Populism and the Two Faces of Democracy.
Political Studies 47(1), 2-16.
Recommended reading:
Bustikova, Lenka, and Petra Guasti (2017). The Illiberal Turn or Swerve in Central
Europe? Politics and Governance 5(4), 166-176.
3+4) Causes (18.10. 11.00-13.50, Room 312)
Compulsory readings:
Arzheimer, Kai (2018). Explaining Electoral Support for the Radical Right. In Rydgren,
Jens (ed), The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right. Oxford: Oxford University Press,
Weisskircher, Manès (2020). The Strength of Far-Right AfD in Eastern Germany: The
East-West Divide and the Multiple Causes behind ‘Populism’. The Political Quarterly
91(3), 614-622.
Recommended reading:

Stanley, Ben, and Mikołaj Cześnik (2022). Uninformed or informed populists? The

relationship between political knowledge, socio-economic status and populist attitudes in
Poland. East European Politics 38(1), 43-60.
Chueri, Juliana, and Anna Damerow (2022). Closing the gap: how descriptive and
substantive representation affect women’s vote for populist radical right parties. West
European Politics. Online First.
5) Ideology (19.10. 8.00-9.30, Room 314)
Compulsory readings:
De Lange, Sarah L. (2007). A New Winning Formula? The Programmatic Appeal of the
Radical Right. Party Politics 13(4), 411-435.
Minkenberg, Michael (2017). The Radical Right in Eastern Europe. Democracy under
Siege? New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [67-97]
Recommended reading:
Küppers, Anne (2022). ‘Climate-Soviets,’ ‘Alarmism,’ and ‘Eco-Dictatorship’: The Framing
of Climate Change Scepticism by the Populist Radical Right Alternative for Germany.
German Politics. Online First.
6) Organisation (19.10. 11.00-12.30, Room 301)
Compulsory reading:
Heinisch, Reinhard, and Oscar Mazzoleni. 2016. Comparing Populist Organizations. In
Heinisch, Reinhard, and Oscar Mazzoleni (eds), Understanding Populist Party
Organisation. The Radical Right in Western Europe. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 221-
Recommended readings:
Van Kessel, Stijn, and Daniele Albertazzi (2021). Right‐Wing Populist Party Organisation
Across Europe: The Survival of the Mass‐Party? Conclusion to the Thematic Issue.
Politics and Governance 9(4), 365-370.
Berntzen, Lars Erik, and Manès Weisskircher (2016). Anti-Islamic PEGIDA Beyond
Germany: Explaining Differences in Mobilisation. Journal of Intercultural Studies 37(6),
Pirro, Andrea L. P., and Dániel Róna (2019). Far-right activism in Hungary: youth
participation in Jobbik and its network. European Societies 21(4), 603-626.
7+8+9) Impact (20.10. 8.00-12.30, Room 405)
Compulsory readings:
Art, David (2007). Reacting to the Radical Right: Lessons from Germany and Austria.
Party Politics 13(3), 331-349.
Heinze, Anna-Sophie (2022). Dealing with the populist radical right in parliament:
Mainstream party responses towards the Alternative for Germany. European Political
Science Review 14(3), 333-350.

Akkerman, Tjitske, and Sarah L. de Lange (2012). Radical Right Parties in Office:

Incumbency Records and the Electoral Cost of Governing. Government and Opposition
47(4), 574-592.
Recommended readings:
De Jonge, Léonie (2019). The Populist Radical Right and the Media in the Benelux:
Friend or Foe? The International Journal of Press/Politics 24(2), 189-209.
Lundberg, Erik (2021). Guardians of Democracy? On the Response of Civil Society
Organisations to Right-Wing Extremism. Scandinavian Political Studies 44(2), 170-194.
10+11) Mainstreaming and Research Perspectives (21.10. 8.00-10.50, Room 405)
Compulsory readings:
Brown, Katy, Aurelien Mondon, and Aaron Winter (2021). The far right, the mainstream
and mainstreaming: towards a heuristic framework. Journal of Political Ideologies. Online
Mudde, Cas (2019). The Far Right Today. Cambridge: Polity Press. [Chapter 10: Twelve
Theses on the Fourth Wave]
Recommended reading:
Castelli Gattinara, Pietro (2020). The study of the far right and its three E’s: why
scholarship must go beyond Eurocentrism, Electoralism and Externalism. French Politics
18(2), 314-333.

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Gabriela Baranyaiová (05.10.2022)

Course requirements

Communication platform for this seminar will be Moodle.
All compulsory reading for the course is to be completed by every student for the
given block of the seminar. The recommended reading aims to encourage students to
obtain a more profound understanding of the presented topics.
Students are also encouraged to use the library and other resources available at the

You are welcomed to ask for a recommendation in a specific direction during consultations.

1. Active course participation is the necessary requirement for successful completion of
the course. Active participation is more than presence and includes active engagement
(commenting, discussing with peers, asking meaningful questions).

2. Written assignment: Students are required to write a short paper on the topic of their
choice selected from the course themes. Length: 3,000-3,500 words (including literature).
This paper is to be submitted per email at the latest 31 January 2023.

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Gabriela Baranyaiová (05.10.2022)

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