Explaining Eastern Europe: Orbán's Laboratory of Illiberalism

  title={Explaining Eastern Europe: Orb{\'a}n's Laboratory of Illiberalism},
  author={P{\'e}ter Krek{\'o} and P. Enyedi},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={39 - 51}
Abstract:The reelection of Fidesz leader Viktor Orbán's government in Hungary in April 2018 has entrenched a hybrid regime within the European Union. This article discusses some of the most crucial factors that have led to Hungary's democratic backsliding and supplied the institutional and cultural bases of Fidesz's rule. The authors particularly focus on phenomena that contributed to the party's third landslide electoral victory, including the rhetoric of identity politics, conspiracy theories… Expand
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