For the Reich and the Europe of Nations! The “New” NPD as a Paragon and Cooperation Partner of the Czech Extreme Right
This paper deals with the transnational cooperation of the Czech and German extreme right. The paper focuses on one of the most prominent international partners of the Czech extreme right – the German Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands. By adopting the discourse analytical framework of the Essex School, the author focuses on revealing the discursive conditions as conditions of possibility within which the cooperation between the NPD and the Czech extreme right has gradually formed over the last 25 years (1996-2021). The author of the text first briefly summarises the NPD’s history and explores the development of the party’s foreign policy conception since the second half of the 1990s, when the party became radicalized and opened itself up to a cooperation with the neo-Nazi movement. Further, reflecting on the changes in the NPD’s political discourse, the author explores the discursive conditions of various stages of the NPD’s cooperation with the Czech extreme right.
extreme right, npd, neo-nacizm, essex school, Czech Republic, Germany