The Spectacle of Security in the Case of Hungarian Far-Right Paramilitary Groups

  title={The Spectacle of Security in the Case of Hungarian Far-Right Paramilitary Groups},
  author={Manuel Mireanu},
This paper takes up the emergence of far-right patrols in Hungary in 2011 and provides an interpretation that is centered on security as a need, a practice, and a discourse. The argument is that these patrols used a logic of spectacle in order to legitimize their security agenda, an agenda that was driven by both symbolic and explicit violence. The patrols emerged in the context of a steady growth in and acceptance of far-right ideas and practices in Hungary. These practices and ideas were… 

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