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Political Rights Under Stress in 21st Century Europe

Wojciech Sadurski


This book looks at the stresses put upon Western liberal democracies by factors such as the increased threat of terrorism and the accession of the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. It examines the phenomenon of ‘militant democracies’ as a response to these pressures and analyses issues such as party closures, political rights of minorities, and democratization. It focuses on highly topical and contentious areas of current interest in the light of September 11th and the London terrorist attacks.

Keywords: Western liberal democracy, terrorism threat, post-communist countries, militant democracy, party closure, political rights, minorities, democratization, September 11th, terrorist attacks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199296033
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296033.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wojciech Sadurski, editor
Head of the Department of Law, European University Institute, Florence, and Professor of Legal Philosophy at the University of Sydney, Faculty of Law