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Strategische Ambivalenz : der Umgang Jörg Haiders mit dem NS-Thema

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Zuser, Peter

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Corporate Editor Institut für Höhere Studien (IHS), Wien
Abstract "Is Jörg Haider a »Nazi« as his praise for employment policies in the Third Reich as well as for the Waffen-SS suggests? Do such statements come out of his socialization in a political subculture which has close affinities to the NSDAP? The present papers does not pretend to answer these questions. It analyzes Jörg Haider’s public disourse on the Nazi regime and Austria’s Nazi past in terms of strategic choice. The conclusions it reaches are threefold. First, Jörg Haiders usual handling of this sensitive theme appears as perfectly rational and strategic. Second, Haider’s strategy focuses primarily on the group of potential voters, while at the same time it neglects the hard-core german-national camp. Third, Haider’s statements are in harmony with much of the general population’s attitude towards National Socialism: They are unclear, unsensitive, euphemistic, and ambivalent." [author's abstract]
Keywords Austria; political opinion; political attitude; populism; Weltanschauung; discourse; Nazism; FPÖ; political strategy
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Free Keywords Haider, Jörg
Document language English
Publication Year 1997
City Wien
Page/Pages 78 p.
Series Reihe Politikwissenschaft / Institut für Höhere Studien, Abt. Politikwissenschaft, 49
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications