New conservatives in Russia and East Central Europe
Authors / Contributors:
edited by Katharina Bluhm and Mihai Varga
Place, publisher, year:
London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
xi, 309 Seiten : Diagramme
- Introduction: towards a new illiberal conservatism in Russia and Central Eastern Europe / Katharina Bluhm and Mihai Varga -- Russia's conservative counter-movement: genesis, actors and core concepts / Katharina Bluhm -- The universal and the particular in Russian conservatism / Paul Robinson -- Against "post-communism": the conservative dawn in Hungary / Aron Buzogány and Mihai Varga -- New conservatism in Poland: the discourse coalition around law and justice / Ewa Dabrowska -- The national conservative parties in Poland and Hungary and their core supporters compared: values and socio-structural background / Jochen Roose and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski -- "Conservative modernization" and the rise of law and justice in Poland / Krzysztof Jasiecki -- The limits of conservative influence on economic policy in Russia / Irina Busygina and Mikhail Filippov -- The Budapest-Warsaw express: conservatism and the diffusion of economic policies in Poland and Hungary / Ewa Dabrowska, Aron Buzogány, and Mihai Varga -- Gender in the resurgent Polish conservatism / Agnieszka Wierzcholska -- "Traditional values" unleashed: the ultraconservative influence on Russian family policy / Katharina Bluhm and Martin Brand -- Religious conservatism in post-Soviet Russia and its relation to politics: empirical findings from ethnographic fieldwork / Tobias Köllner -- Ready for diffusion: Russia's "cultural turn" and the post-Soviet space / Sebastian Schieck and Azam Isabaev -- The emergence and propagation of new conservatism in post-communist countries: systematization and outlook / Katharina Bluhm and Mihai Varga
- "This book explores the emergence, and in Poland, Hungary, and Russia the coming to power, of politicians and political parties rejecting the consensus around market reforms, democratisation, and rule of law that has characterised moves towards an 'open society' from the 1990s. It discusses how over the last decade these political actors, together with various think tanks, intellectual circles and religious actors, have increasingly presented themselves as "conservatives", and outlines how these actors are developing a new local brand of conservatism as a full-fledged ideology which counters the perceived liberal overemphasis on individual rights and freedom, and differs from the ideology of the established, present-day conservative parties of Western Europe. Overall, the book argues that the 'renaissance of conservatism' in these countries represents variations on a new, illiberal conservatism that aims to re-establish a strong state sovereignly defining and pursuing national interests"