Chapter

Vlaams Blok

Cas Mudde

in The Ideology of the Extreme Right

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780719057939
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700082 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719057939.003.0004
Vlaams Blok

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This chapter discusses the formation of an anti-Establishment party. On 28 May 1979, the VNP was disbanded and the political party Vlaams Blok (Flemish Block, VB) was founded as a fusion of the VNP and the nationalist wing of the VVP. The VB is a party with an elaborated ideological programme built around the core of Flemish nationalism. It considers the ethnic community as the main organisational unit of groups of people. Each ethnic community should live according to its own nature, that is, they should live separately in their own states. This means that the multinational state Belgium is rejected. What matters first and foremost is loyalty to the Flemish ethnic community.

Keywords: VNP; VVP; Vlaams Blok; Flemish nationalism; Belgium; anti-Establishment party; ethnic community; multinational state

Chapter.  14132 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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