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dc.descriptionDual Mastersen_GB
dc.descriptionM.A.CONFLICT RES.&MED.STUD.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation describes the political trend by which extreme far-right parties in European Union Member States have found political legitimacy over the past five years. Theoretical requirements for a party to be considered ‘politically legitimate,’ ‘extreme,’ and ‘far-right’ are discussed in order to accurately assess and compare many extremeright parties that have found unprecedented success—gaining both political and social legitimacy—in their respective country. By closely examining the Golden Dawn party in Greece, this dissertation examines not only one of the most significant current threats to European democracy, but a party that has successfully utilized the Racist Platform Transformation Strategy and has yielded the benefits of it; namely, power. This research is meant to inspire political analysts to follow and evaluate the progress of these parties in an effort to prevent gross abuses of minority rights, as well as further damage to European multicultural democracies during this rise in ultranationalist sentiment.en_GB
dc.subjectRight-wing extremists -- Greeceen_GB
dc.subjectNationalism -- Greeceen_GB
dc.subjectGreece -- Politics and government -- 21st centuryen_GB
dc.subjectEurope -- Politics and government -- 1945-en_GB
dc.subjectLegitimacy of governmentsen_GB
dc.titleThe political legitimization of extreme far-right parties in European Union member states : a case study on Greece’s golden dawnen_GB
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dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Malta and the George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, United Statesen_GB
dc.publisher.departmentMediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies. International Masters Programmeen_GB
dc.contributor.creatorMancuso, Andrea
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