1st Edition

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

Edited By Terry Cox, Andy Furlong Copyright 1995
    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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



    Terry Cox, Andy Furlong