HAVLÍK, Vlastimil. Technocratic Populism and Political Illiberalism in Central Europe. Problems of Post-Communism. Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2019, vol. 66, No 6, p. 369-384. ISSN 1075-8216. doi:10.1080/10758216.2019.1580590.
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Original name Technocratic Populism and Political Illiberalism in Central Europe
Authors HAVLÍK, Vlastimil (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition Problems of Post-Communism, Abingdon, Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2019, 1075-8216.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50601 Political science
Country of publisher United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 1.379
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/19:00107348
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10758216.2019.1580590
UT WoS 000466206000001
Keywords (in Czech) populismus; technokracie; iliberalismus; Babiš
Keywords in English populism; technocracy; illiberalism; Babis
Tags rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Bc. Blanka Farkašová, učo 97333. Changed: 28. 11. 2019 17:06.
Democratic backsliding, a term commonly used to describe the recent changes in politics in Central and Eastern Europe, is most profoundly related to the emergence and electoral success of populist political actors in the region. While the established literature has been focused almost exclusively on Hungary and Poland, which are the most visible examples of recent illiberal turns in Central and Eastern Europe driven by national-conservative populists, the main aim of this paper is to focus on the populism of ANO in the Czech Republic. Based on a mixed-method content analysis, the main argument of the paper is that the rise of centrist technocratic populism (perhaps less radical at first glance) ends the era of the Czech Republic’s exceptionalism in Central Europe in terms of its resistance to populist illiberal challenges. In other words, the analysis shows that populism combined with technocracy (and not necessarily with more radical ideologies such as nativism) presents a vision of a regime alternative to the dominant liberal democratic paradigm. This alternative is based on a denial of political pluralism, anti-partyism, resistance to constitutionalism, and the embrace of majoritarianism.
GA17-09296S, research and development projectName: Radikalizace politiky ve střední Evropě v době krizí
Investor: Czech Science Foundation
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