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Alternative Politics? The Rise of New Political Parties in Central Europe

The Institute for Public Affairs released its new analytical publication – the book Alternative Politics? The Rise of New Parties in Central Europe (editors Grigorij Mesežnikov, Oľga Gyárfášová, Zora Bútorová). Authors from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland address the phenomenon of new political parties, their ideological and programmatic profile, political activities, electoral support and personal background.

The book is an output of IVO project “Alternative politics”? The rise of new political formations in Central Europe: reasons, factors, consequences“, supported by the International Visegrad Fund and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

It is the first monograph on the topic in Central Europe. It is available at the IVO e-shop.

The book was introduced on April 4th, 2013 at a presentation and discussion in Bratislava.


Table of Contents [pdf] 

Martin Bútora: New Prospects For Alternative Politics? [Introductory section of the book, pdf]

Media Coverage

The book was featured in an interview for Radio Slovakia International: The Rise (and Fall?) of New Political Entities in Slovakia (external link)

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