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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... Title: Post-communist mafia state : the case of Hungary / by Bálint Magyar. Other titles: A magyar maffiaállam anatómiája. English Description: Budapest: Central European University Press, 2016. | Includes bibliographical references ...
Definition of the post-communist mafia state . ... The expansion of the entitlements of the patriarchal head of the family: mafia, mafia state . ... Specific features of the mafia state: a subtype of autocratic regimes 73 5.1.
106 5.4. Polipburo, in place of the former communist politburo .......... 108 5.4.1. Delineation of the mafia state's ruling elite from other historical analogies ............................................ 109 5.5.
... governed by Admiral Horthy Hungary enters World War II Hungary is under Soviet occupation Hungary is a People's Republic Revolt against the Soviets and the communist regime The Kádár-regime, after János Kádár, Hungarian communist ...
Hungary experienced the largest inward flow of foreign direct investment in post-communist Europe and one of the least chaotic economic transitions. International NGOs put their East-Central European headquarters in Budapest, ...
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