European Politics and Society

Immoral morality: gender and sexuality politics, right-wing populism and church-state relations in Macedonia under Nikola Gruevski (2006–2016

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Abstract

Recently we have witnessed ferocious attacks on gender and sexuality across Eastern Europe. Governments headed by right-wing populist parties have taken a particularly prominent role in the backlash against progressive gender norms. By studying how one of these right-wing populist governments, the administration of Nikola Gruevski in Macedonia, came to embrace regressive gender and sexuality policies, this article shows the following.

The shaping power of anti-liberal ideas

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Special issue of the Journal European Politics and Societies

Abstract

This special issue sheds light on the shift from consensus over democracy and liberal values to increased dissensus. With a focus on Central and Eastern Europe, it explores the nature and the origins of anti-liberal ideas and their diffusion beyond the EU.