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Author Fabry, Adam, author
Title The political economy of Hungary : from state capitalism to authoritarian neoliberalism / by Adam Fabry
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Pivot, 2019
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Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 170 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note 1. Introduction -- 2. Rethinking the Political Economy of Neoliberal Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe -- Chapter 3: The Pre-1989 Origins of Neoliberalism in Hungary -- 4. The Neoliberal Reconfiguration of the Hungarian Political Economy, 1990-2006 -- 5. From Poster Boy to Basket Case: Hungary and the Global Economic Crisis, 2007-10 -- 6. The Consolidation of the Orban Regime -- 7. Towards 'Authoritarian-Ethnicist Neoliberalism'? -- 8. Conclusions
This book explores the political economy of Hungary from the mid-1970s to the present. Widely considered a 'poster boy' of neoliberal transformation in post-communist Eastern Europe until the mid-2000s, Hungary has in recent years developed into a model 'illiberal' regime. Constitutional checks-and-balances are non-functioning; the independent media, trade unions, and civil society groups are constantly attacked by the authorities; there is widespread intolerance against minorities and refugees; and the governing FIDESZ party, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, controls all public institutions and increasingly large parts of the country's economy. To make sense of the politico-economical roller coaster that Hungary has experienced in the last four decades, Fabry employs a Marxian political economy approach, emphasising competitive accumulation, class struggle (both between capital and labour, as well as different 'fractions of capital'), and uneven and combined development. The author analyses the neoliberal transformation of the Hungarian political economy and argues that the drift to authoritarianism under the Orban regime cannot be explained as a case of Hungarian exceptionalism, but rather represents an outcome of the inherent contradictions of the variety of neoliberalism that emerged in Hungary after 1989
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Subject Political science -- Economic aspects
Economics -- Political aspects -- Hungary
Hungary -- Politics and government
Hungary -- Economic conditions
International Political Economy
European Politics
Governance and Government
Economic Policy
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