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Incubating radicalism in Hungary - the case of Sopron and Ózd

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The paper analyses young people's interpretation of the past, evaluation of the present and political behaviour patterns based on semi-structured interviews (n=60) conducted in two contrasting constellations of modernization, Sopron and Ózd. First the perception of the most pressing social and political problems, second the potential of political and civic actions are compared. Finally an attempt is made to outline a "hopeless" and an "indifferent" idealtype of political culture. Together they create the opportunity for both the birth of antidemocratic tendencies and the space in which they can evolve. In this sense they provide the preconditions for "mainstreaming the extreme" that is the incubation of radicalism in Hungary.




Domonkos, S. (2015). Incubating radicalism in Hungary - the case of Sopron and Ózd. Intersections East European Journal of Society and Politics, 1(1), 100–121.

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