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Kort voor de harde lockdown nog een uurtje of twee kwijt geweest in dit pareltje in de Reinkenstraat, Den Haag.


Dan heb je bijna een PhD op zak, maar vind je geen baan die aansluit op die kwalificatie. Maar begrijp me niet verkeerd! Ik heb een prachtige baan als tutor bij de Erasmus Universiteit van Rotterdam. Daar geef ik les, of ja, begeleid ik studenten aan het sociologie en bestuurskunde…

This post is part of a series devoted to politics in Hungary. Here we will have a look at what brought us to the election victory in 2010 where more than 53% of voters in Hungary voted for one party. The social world is complex, and many factors played a role in this unique development path that led Hungary, and any other country for that matter, to where it is today. So, what have been important events that led to such a consolidation of power in 2010?

Hungary’s Parliament in Budapest — truly one of the most beautiful buildings

For contextual purposes, let’s start with how the composition of Hungary’s parliament changed since 1990, the year Hungary held its first (free) democratic elections in 45 years. The Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF) won the elections in 1990, with the liberals (SZDSZ) coming in second. By 1994, the Socialists (MSZP), the…

Tibor Hargitai

A Dutch-Hungarian political scientist based in the Hague, mostly writing about politics in Hungary/CEE/NL

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