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Haider Phenomenon in Austria

Author: Pelinka, Anton
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Pub Date: 31/12/2001
ISBN: 9780765808837
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Quick overview In 1999, the Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) under Joerg Haider received 27 percent of the vote in national elections. This volume explores whether the rise of the FPOe is a uniquely Austrian phenomenon or whether it corresponds to broader social and political changes in Europe.
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Austria does not often make political headlines. It has at least twice in recent years: in 1986, when the "Waldheim Affair" was debated worldwide, and in 1999, when the Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) under Joerg Haider received 27 percent of the vote in national elections. Established by former Nazis for former Nazis, the FPOe entered the mainstream of Austrian politics when it became part of a coalition government. This volume explores whether its rise is a uniquely Austrian phenomenon or corresponds to broader social and political changes in Europe.

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