Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Policy Solutions have jointly decided to hold a conference entitled ’The far-right and the mainstream’. The conference aims to provide an in-depth investigation of the interaction between the far-right and mainstream politics.
The two panels will include presentations that will cover many aspects of the links between far-right parties and the society. First, demand for far-right ideas on behalf of the societies will be analysed. Second, we will investigate what strategies the mainstream media can follow to handle the far-right. Third, far-right parties' strategies to become more mainstream will be investigated. Fourth, the impact of far-right parties on mainstream political forces will be also covered.
The speakers of the event will present trends and lessons from the UK, the US, Germany and Hungary.
The event will be held in Budapest, on the 24th of June 2015.
Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity and European integration. The focus of Policy Solutions’ work is on understanding political processes in Hungary and the European Union. Among the pre-eminent areas of our research are the investigation of how the quality of democracy evolves, the analysis of factors driving euroscepticism, populism and the far-right, and election research.
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