New Conservatives in Russia and East Central Europe Paperback / softback
Edited by Katharina Bluhm, Mihai Varga
Part of the Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series series
This book explores the emergence, and in Poland, Hungary, and Russia the coming to power, of politicians and political parties rejecting the consensus around market reforms, democratization, and rule of law that has characterized moves toward an "open society" from the 1990s.
It discusses how over the last decade these political actors, together with various think tanks, intellectual circles, and religious actors, have increasingly presented themselves as "conservatives," and outlines how these actors are developing a new local brand of conservatism as a full-fledged ideology that counters the perceived liberal overemphasis on individual rights and freedom, and differs from the ideology of the established, present-day conservative parties of Western Europe.
Overall, the book argues that the "renaissance of conservatism" in these countries represents variations on a new, illiberal conservatism that aims to re-establish a strong state sovereignty defining and pursuing a national path of development.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 312 pages, 2 Line drawings, black and white; 5 Tables, black and white; 2 Illustrations, black and w
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/06/2020
- Category: Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies
- ISBN: 9780367587215