How politicians got away with autocratizing Hungary

Vienna, June 27th • Study Presentation

When confronted with a choice between democracy and partisan loyalty, policy priorities, or ideological dogmas, who in Hungary prioritizes democracy? This is the pressing puzzle the new study Identity, Partisanship, Polarization: How democratically elected politicians got away with autocratizing Hungary aims to unravel. The study is based on the survey of 1000 respondents in Hungary and explains what voters traded democratic norms for.

Two of the study’s authors, András Bíró-Nagy, Director of the Hungarian Think Tank Policy Solutions, and Elena Avramovska, our FES Senior Researcher for Democracy, Society and Youth, will present the main results. The panel will be completed by Eszter Kováts, Assistant Professor at University of Vienna’s Department of Political Science, and Daniel Fazekas, CEO and Founder of Bakamo. The debate will be moderated by our director, Johanna Lutz.

On: June 27th, 2024 from 17:00 - 18:45 (CEST) at the FES Regional Office (Reichsratsstraße 13/12). There will be refreshments. Doors open at 16:30.

The discussion will be held in English.

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For more information please contact democracy.vienna(at)fes.de.

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