MAREŠ, Miroslav and Daniel MILO. Vigilantism against migrants and minorities in Slovakia and in the Czech Republic. In Edited by Tore Bjørgo and Miroslav Mareš. Vigilantism against Migrants and Minorities. 1st ed. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2019. p. 129-150, 22 pp. Routledge studies in fascism and the far right. ISBN 978-1-138-49380-3. doi:10.4324/9780429485619-8.
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Original name Vigilantism against migrants and minorities in Slovakia and in the Czech Republic
Authors MAREŠ, Miroslav (203 Czechia, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Daniel MILO (703 Slovakia).
Edition 1st ed. London, Vigilantism against Migrants and Minorities, p. 129-150, 22 pp. Routledge studies in fascism and the far right, 2019.
Publisher Routledge, Taylor & Francis
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Original language English
Type of outcome Chapter(s) of a specialized book
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
Publication form printed version "print"
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RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/19:00111734
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
ISBN 978-1-138-49380-3
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429485619-8
Keywords in English Vigilantism; Czech Republic; Slovakia
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Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D., učo 922. Changed: 18. 12. 2019 16:20.
Abstract
Vigilantism has a long tradition in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, dating back to the interwar Czechoslovakia. Historically, it was connected mostly with extreme right and this orientation was manifested in the first vigilante groups formed after the fall of communism. Vigilantes coming from the right-wing extremist milieu in both countries targeted predominantly Roma and ethnic minorities and some even used the legacy of the various interwar paramilitary groups. The major cause of vigilante activities in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia until recently was connected with strong anti-Gypsyism in both countries, which was gradually replaced with an anti-migration focus. In a more recent development, both Slovakia and the Czech Republic witnessed the formation of vigilante groups coming from pro-Kremlin groups involved in more pronounced paramilitary activities, often composed of former soldiers. The existence of the vigilante groups hostile to the democratic system creates a security risk, since they could be used for subversive activities by state actors or as one element of hybrid threats.
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