Současná řecká krajní pravice v historické perspektivě
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Contemporary Greek Far Right Political Parties in Historical Perspective
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This study attempts to contextualize the issue of contemporary Greek farright political movements within a broader historical background and identify the basic differences in the ideological orientation, political goals, and methods of “traditional” and contemporary forms of the extreme right in Greece. Since approximately the year 2000 it has been possible to trace an unprecedented rise to power of far right groups (considered within the context of recent Greek conditions) on the Greek political scene. On the basis of analysis of primary sources in the form of materials published by the political parties investigated, and with the help of a great amount of secondary literature, the study should illuminate the ways in which the issues that the present-day far right parties reflect in their platforms have changed in comparison with the past. At the same time, the author of this article aims to answer the question of why, since the year 2000, there has been such a significant revival of far right politics in Greece, how the new extreme right wing parties arose, and from what they derive their legitimacy.
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