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:

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After the expulsion of the Janmaat group at the end of 1984, the troubles of the Centrumpartij were far from over. It was declared bankrupt on 13 May 1986. The successor was founded exactly one week later, conveniently named Centrumpartij'86. The CP'86 does not have a particularly well-developed ideology. Its election programmes hold scanty introductions, which precede long lists of unsubstantiated demands. The only party programme it ever presented was copied literally from another party. Its paper mainly contains articles on current affairs. Substantial articles dealing with questions of the present or future are absent. This notwithstanding, the literature of the CP'86 is loaded with terms that seem to be part of an elaborated ideology, such as ‘third way’ or ‘national revolution’. A new goal for the party is an ethnically homogeneous Great-Netherlands in which political power is put in the hands of the Dutch people.

Keywords: national revolution; third way; Centrumpartij; Centrumpartij'86; CP'86; Great-Netherlands

Chapter.  10744 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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