This is the first book to cover the centre-right in post-communist Eastern Europe.

It makes an vital contribution to the broader research agenda on the Central and East European centre-right by focusing on one specific question: why strong and cohesive centre-right formations have developed in some post-communist states, but not others. It also delves into the attempts to develop centre-right parties after 1989 in four nations: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The authors of these fresh case studies use a common analytical framework to analyse and provide fascinating insights into the varying levels of cohesion in centre-right parties across the region.

This volume was previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics.

chapter |8 pages

Introduction: Understanding the Politics of the Right in Contemporary East-Central Europe

ByAleks Szczerbiak, Seán Hanley

chapter |27 pages

Blue Velvet: The Rise and Decline of the New Czech Right

BySeán Hanley

chapter |18 pages

All Right Now? Explaining the Successes and Failures of the Slovak Centre-Right

ByTim Haughton, Marek Rybář

chapter |16 pages

What Is the Right Way in East-Central Europe? Concluding Remarks

ByPaul G. Lewis