Hyperlink networks as a means of mobilization used by far-right movements


  • Ina Fujdiak Masaryk University
  • Petr Ocelik Masaryk University




online mobilization, far-right movements, social network analysis, Czech Republic, Germany, transnationalism


The article provides an analysis of the mobilization strategies of far-right movements from the Czech Republic and Germany based on the content they provide via hyperlinks on their websites. Vertical and reticular characteristics of the hyperlinked pages have been analyzed, two aspects which form central parts of the mobilization strategies of social movements. The vertical level refers to territorial relations, while the reticular level refers to relations with other actors. The analyses confirmed that the movements focused on the vertical level to their countries of origin. With respect to reticular characteristics the type of hyperlinked content neither differs significantly throughout countries, nor throughout segments of the far-right movement. Additionally, the analysis of the type of hyperlinked content provides insight into the general mobilization strategies employed.

Author Biographies

Ina Fujdiak, Masaryk University

Ina Fujdiak is a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University, Department of Political Sciences. Her main research interests are the cooperation between Czech and German far-right movements and the development of the far-right since the transformation period.

Petr Ocelik, Masaryk University

Petr Ocelík is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University. He applies social network analysis to the study of climate and energy policies in the Czech Republic.


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How to Cite

Fujdiak, I., & Ocelik, P. (2019). Hyperlink networks as a means of mobilization used by far-right movements . Central European Journal of Communication, 12(2(23), 134-149. https://doi.org/10.19195/1899-5101.12.2(23).2