The Political Nature of Ideological Polarization: The Case of Hungary

  title={The Political Nature of Ideological Polarization: The Case of Hungary},
  author={F. Vegetti},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={78 - 96}
  • F. Vegetti
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Polarization in Hungary is one of the most severe cases in Europe. It is predominantly elite-driven, and determined mostly by the antagonistic confrontation between the parties. Left and Right blocs oppose each other in a struggle where the loser is completely denied any influence on policymaking. The two blocs endorse opposing views on socio-cultural policies, but this division emerged as a consequence of the rhetoric and coalitional choices of parties, more than from the societal divisions… Expand

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