Democracy and welfare in hard times: The social policy of the Orbán Government in Hungary between 2010 and 2014

  title={Democracy and welfare in hard times: The social policy of the Orb{\'a}n Government in Hungary between 2010 and 2014},
  author={Dorottya Szikra},
  journal={Journal of European Social Policy},
  pages={486 - 500}
  • Dorottya Szikra
  • Published 10 September 2014
  • Political Science
  • Journal of European Social Policy
East-Central European countries have been hit by the economic crisis especially hard. This article argues that reactions to the crisis by the Hungarian government of Viktor Orbán have been distinct in several ways. The crisis has been used by the cabinet as a rationale to carry out paradigmatic reforms in nearly all policy fields within a very short period of time while the two-thirds parliamentary majority provided an opportunity for this. There have been no widespread protests and no veto… 

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