Post-Communist Mafia State: The Case of Hungary
Central European University Press, 1 mar. 2016 - 336 pagini
Having won a two-third majority in Parliament at the 2010 elections, the Hungarian political party Fidesz removed many of the institutional obstacles of exerting power. Just like the party, the state itself was placed under the control of a single individual, who since then has applied the techniques used within his party to enforce submission and obedience onto society as a whole. In a new approach the author characterizes the system as the ?organized over-world?, the ?state employing mafia methods? and the ?adopted political family', applying these categories not as metaphors but elements of a coherent conceptual framework.
The actions of the post-communist mafia state model are closely aligned with the interests of power and wealth concentrated in the hands of a small group of insiders. While the traditional mafia channeled wealth and economic players into its spheres of influence by means of direct coercion, the mafia state does the same by means of parliamentary legislation, legal prosecution, tax authority, police forces and secret service. The innovative conceptual framework of the book is important and timely not only for Hungary, but also for other post-communist countries subjected to autocratic rules.
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The Case of Hungary B lint Magyar. COMMUNIST MAFIA STATE in association with Noran Libro The Case of Hungary BŠlint Magyar © 2016 by BŠlint Magyar © English translation, BŠlint Bethlenfalvy, -POSTvi Title page.
The Case of Hungary B lint Magyar. © 2016 by BŠlint ... ISBN 978-615-5513-54-1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Magyar, BŠlint, 1952- Title: Post-communist mafia state : the case of Hungary / by BŠlint Magyar.
The Case of Hungary B lint Magyar ... Eszter RŠdai, Ńkos Růna-Tas, KŠroly Attila Soůs, IvŠn Szelťnyi, …va VŠrhegyi, and Imre VŲrŲs. BŠlint Magyar November 2015 Foreword Many international observers have been puzzled about Hungary.
Those curious about the Hungarian democratic implosion have an excellent guide in BŠlint Magyar. With the theoretical sophistication of an academic analyst but with the hands-on experience of someone who has been an important player in ...
BŠlint Magyar has thus written a very brave book. He has exposed the inner workings of the “mafia state.” Perhaps now the regime will pass a law banning the word “mafia” the way that they have already told state employees not to use the ...
Ce spun oamenii - Scrie o recenzie
from the functional disorders of democracy to a critique of the system
4 Definition of the postcommunist mafia state
a subtype of autocratic regimes
6 The legitimacy deficit faced by the mafia state and the means to overcome it
the ideological arsenal
8 The Criminal State
9 Pyramid schemesthe limits of the mafia state
List of accompanying studies
Index of Names