De-democratization in Hungary: diffusely defective democracy

  title={De-democratization in Hungary: diffusely defective democracy},
  author={Matthijs Bogaards},
  pages={1481 - 1499}
ABSTRACT Scholarly attention has started to shift from democratization and democratic consolidation to trends of democratic deconsolidation, backsliding, regression, and erosion. This article examines Hungary as a deviant and exemplary case for understanding de-democratization. The starting point is the literature on defective democracy, which provides a unified framework of analysis for the causes and the outcomes of democratization. However, as the case of Hungary shows, de-democratization is… Expand
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