• Ovidiu-Ionut Gava
4. semester, Kultur, kommunikation og globalisering, kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
This project explores the relation between the European far-right and the Russian Federation
with a focus on the values and ideas that Vladislav Surkov’s sovereign democracy
proposes. The study uses Alexander Wendt’s Social Constructivism as a theoretical
reference point for the understanding of the role that sovereign democracy plays in the
developing of relations between the Kremlin and Europe’s far-right around notions such as
anti-globalism, the cult of the strong leader, traditional Christian-European values and
centralization of political power. The study concludes the fact that by courting the European
far-right in a rhetoric that highlights the ideas proposed in sovereign democracy, the Russian
Federation is perceived as a symbol of anti-globalism and an alternative to the current
political establishment in the European Union and the Transatlantic partnership, which on the
one hand provides the Kremlin with influence over the political process in Europe, while on
the other hand it just provides support for its domestic political governing style.
Udgivelsesdato2 jan. 2018
Antal sider70
ID: 266876151