01 Feb 17

Sociologist Virág Molnár explores the right-wing radicalization of Hungarian politics since the early 2000s, with the emergence of the Jobbik movement as the country’s third largest political force. In the resurgence of radical nationalism in Europe, Hungary is a critical case: the most liberal country of the former Eastern Bloc in the 1990s, today Hungary is the most right-wing populist regime in the European Union. What, Molnár asks, is the role of radical nationalist civil society organizations in the reconstitution of national identity in postsocialist Hungary?