Routledge Revivals: Hungary: The Politics of Transition (1995): 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Routledge Revivals: Hungary: The Politics of Transition (1995)

1st Edition

Edited by Terry Cox, Andy Furlong


196 pages

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First published in 1995, the aim of this book is to review various aspects of the process of democratic transition in Hungary over the period of its first post-communist, freely elected parliament between 1990 and 1994. The studies collected in this book attempt to put them in the context of longer-term trends in Hungarian politics. Hungary offers an example of the problems of political change common to Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Eastern Bloc but also demonstrates a relatively stable and successful transformation built on a unique experience under communist rule that helped prepare it for a market-orientated economy transition and political pluralism.

Table of Contents

Political Transition in Hungary: An Overview Terry Cox and Andy Furlong

Part I

The Paradoxes of Transition: The External and Internal Overload of the Transition Process Attila Ágh

Party Formation and constitutional Change in Hungary András Bozóko

Political and Social Conflicts Arising from the transformation of Property Relations in Hungary Erzsébet Szalai

Part II

Obstacles to the Development of Democratic Politics Bill Lomax

Leading Democracy: The Emergence of Party Leaders and Their Roles in the Hungarian Parties Malcolm Punnett and Gabriella Ilonszki

Parties and Party Factions in the Hungarian Parliament László Szarvas

Representational Roles in the Hungarian Parliament Gabriella Ilonszki and David Judge

Civil Society and the Interest Representation in Hungarian Political Development Terry Cox and László Vass

The Rise and Fall of the Hungarian Greens Éva Hajba


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Russian & Former Soviet Union