Southeastern Europe 35 (2011) 95–119 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/187633311X545698 brill.nl/seeu 1) Th e ﬁ rst draft of this article was presented at a conference titled “Political Representation and Participation of Minorities in Th e Balkan Democratization Process” organized by New Bulgarian University and Marmara University (Turkey) in Soﬁ a between October 30th and December 1st, 2007. Europeanization and the extreme right in Bulgaria and Turkey: unveiling similarities between Ataka Party and Red Apple Coalition Yüksel Taşkın Department of Political Science and International Relations Marmara University, Istanbul Abstract Th is article aims at comparing the main characteristics of the extreme right groups in Turkey and Bulgaria. Th e ATAKA party in Bulgaria and the Red Apple Coalition in Turkey are chosen for comparison. Th ere has been an increasing convergence of the discourse and strategy of these groups in reaction to globalization in general, and the Europeanization process in particular. Th is article will test the validity of this hypothesis, without neglecting the diﬀ erences caused by the individual histories of the two countries. Th e chosen groups’ attitudes towards signiﬁ cant politi- cal issues, as well as their discourse and strategy, will be analyzed
Southeastern Europe – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2011
Keywords: POPULISM; EXTREME RIGHT; RED APPLE COALITION; EUROPEANIZATION; ATAKA
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