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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2019

Land grabbing and the making of an authoritarian populist regime in Hungary

Gonda, Noemi

Abstract

How do authoritarian populist regimes emerge within the European Union in the twenty-first century? In Hungary, land grabbing by oligarchs have been one of the pillars maintaining Prime Minister Orban's regime. The phenomenon remains out of the public purview and meets little resistance as the regime-controlled media keeps Hungarians 'distracted' with 'dangers' inflicted by the 'enemies of the Hungarian people' such as refugees and the European Union. The Hungarian case calls for scholarly-activist attention to how authoritarian populism is maintained by, and affects rural areas, as well as how emancipation can be envisaged in such a context.

Keywords

Authoritarian populism; land grabbing; authority; subjectivities; emancipation; Hungary

Published in

Journal of Peasant Studies
2019, Volume: 46, number: 3, pages: 606-625
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD

    Sustainable Development Goals

    SDG16 Peace, justice and strong institutions

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Social Anthropology
    Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

    Publication identifier

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2019.1584190

    Permanent link to this page (URI)

    https://res.slu.se/id/publ/99658