The presentation will discuss the reasons of this takeover, the major features of the regime, as well as political tendencies before the next elections due to take place in April 2014.
András Bozóki is Professor of Political Science at the Central European University, Budapest. His research interests include forms of political change, comparative democratization,the history of anarchism, and the role of intellectuals. He has taught in the United States at Columbia University, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College; in the UK at Nottingham University. He was a Visiting Fellow at the IWM (1990-91), the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin (1993-94), the Sussex European Institute in Brighton (1997-98), the NIAS (1998), the EUI in Florence (2000-01 and 2012), and the Södertörns Högskola in Stockholm (2008). Currently he is a faculty fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at CEU. His recent publications include Playing It Again in Postcommunism: The Revolutionary Rhetoric of Viktor Orbán in Hungary (co-authored with Anna Szilágyi) in Cezar Ornatowski & Noemi Marin eds. Rhetorics of ‘1989’: Rhetorical Archaeologies of Political Transition (in press); Virtuális köztársaság (Virtual Republic) (Budapest: Gondolat, 2012); Occupy the State: The Orbán Regime in Hungary in Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 19(3) (December 2011), 649-663; The Transition from Liberal Democracy: The Political Crisis in Hungary in Mediations, Nos. 26, Vol. 1-2 (2011).
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