Transition to Crisis in Hungary

Whistle-Blowing on the Naked Emperor

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This article investigates Hungary, a new democracy in East-Central Europe and a whistle-blower in the recent world economic crisis. A dramatic budget deficit was revealed after the elections of 2006 when the prime minister admitted the government had “lied day and night.” The “transition to democracy” was a result of round-table talks that brought liberal economic reforms and recently resulted in a crisis of democracy. Revealing the emperor naked, as in the case of Prime Minister Gyurcsány in 2006, reinforced the doubts concerning the functioning of the strongly polarized liberal system that the current government is trying to reshape. However, these recent developments are “nothing new” in Hungary, it received financial aid from the International Monetary Fund in 1982, and in 1989 the power-holding government lied concerning its budget deficit. Similar to the pre-1989 era, freedom of speech continues to be restricted, and there is a strong government intervention through the public sector.
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftPolitics & Policy
Volym40
Utgåva5
Sidor (från-till)930-957
ISSN1555-5623
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 16 okt 2012
MoE-publikationstypB1 Artikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

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