Tonis Saarts

is a political scientist at the University of Tallinn.


The Bronze Nights

The failure of forced Europeanization and the birth of nationalist defensive democracy in Estonia

Nationalist mobilization was responsible for the escalation of the crisis over the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn in April 2007, writes Tonis Saarts. The EU accession process over, Estonia’s dominantly rightwing party politics has found a new rallying cry: the threat of Russia.

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