Democracy, populism and minority rights
Socialists and social democrats are and should be very concerned about growing populism and an increasing lack of respect for minorities. This publication concentrates on recent developments in new Member States. The countries of Central and Eastern Europe have in the last two decades gone through a democratic and socio-economic transition which is without precedent. Latent problems related to that process came to the surface after EU accession, culminating in expressions of extreme nationalism, the rise of populist parties and the reappearance of unresolved questions concerning minorities. In... this publication, edited and introduced by Hannes Swoboda and Jan Marinus Wiersma, these trends are analysed and discussed in a frank way by well known researchers and prominent MEPs from the new Member States. They give a better insight and provide lessons on how to move our agenda forward in the whole of Europe.
- Corporate author(s): European Parliament
- Personal author(s): Swoboda, Hannes; Wiersma, Jan Marinus Themes: Central and eastern Europe, Fundamental rights
- Subject: Central and Eastern Europe, democracy, EU Member State, nationalism, populism, rights of minorities