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The Orbán Regime : plebiscitary leader democracy in the making

Author: András Körösényi; Gábor Illés; Attila Gyulai
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020. ©2020
Series: Routledge advances in European politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book gives the first comprehensive and theoretically substantiated political science account of the Orbán regime in English. It argues that Viktor Orbán's regime-building and reconstructive leadership is more than just an example of hybridisation, a successful populist appeal or a backlash against the earlier neoliberal hegemony in Central Europe. It unfolds the major traits of the Orbán regime and argues  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Körösényi, András.
The Orbán Regime
London ; New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, [2020]
(DLC) 2019058561
Named Person: Viktor Orbán; Viktor Orbán
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: András Körösényi; Gábor Illés; Attila Gyulai
ISBN: 9780429053436 0429053436 9780429623974 0429623976 9780429624414 0429624417 9780429624858 0429624859
OCLC Number: 1137194063
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages).
Contents: Cover --
Half Title --
Series Page --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Table of Contents --
List of Tables --
Acknowledgements --
Chapter 1: Introduction: The major approaches to the Orbán regime and an alternative --
The populism approach --
The regime classification paradigm --
Plebiscitary leader democracy as an alternative approach --
The methods and approaches applied --
The aim and structure of the book --
Notes --
Chapter 2: Plebiscitary leader democracy in theory and in practice --
The regime concept --
PLD as an authority and regime type --
PLD as a regime type and its main features Charismatic leadership --
Demagogy and/or populism in leader-citizen communication --
Plebiscitary representation --
Crisis in the state of affairs --
Revolutionary or radical public policy-making --
Patrimonial or prebendal wielding of power --
The Orbán regime as PLD --
Charismatic leader and legitimacy --
Demagogy, populism, and the relationship between the leader and the people --
The plebiscitary character of representation --
Crisis situations and crisis discourse --
Radicalism in politics and public policy --
Prebendal wielding of power --
Concluding remarks --
Notes Chapter 3: The primacy of politics: Maintaining the capacity to act --
Shaping the political space --
The politics of changing calculus --
The overall dominance of Viktor Orbán's agenda-setting politics --
Identity politics --
Naming the enemy: polarisation and unification --
Populism as political style --
The overarching narrative --
Pivotal issues and their narrative context --
Populism as political myth --
Plebiscitary representation and power techniques --
Plebiscitary representation --
Plebiscitary techniques --
Power resources and power techniques --
Conclusions --
Notes Chapter 4: Reconstructing the polity: Constitutional tinkering and institutional reorganisation --
The theoretical framework: reconstructive leadership --
The Hungarian context of reconstruction: from systemic change to regime change --
Post-Communist liberal democracy --
The crisis of post-Communist liberal democracy --
The role of agency and crisis discourse --
The Orbán regime --
Formal-institutional reconstruction: constitutional tinkering --
Order-shattering --
Order-affirming --
Order-creating --
The major constitutional and organisational changes Conclusions: the content and dynamic of the reconstruction of the polity --
Notes --
Chapter 5: The informal side of reconstructing the polity --
Governance and power-wielding: Orbán as monocratic regime-founder? --
Prebendalism and elite-creation --
The economy --
Media --
Culture --
Comparison of the three areas --
Summary and conclusions --
Notes --
Chapter 6: Bricolage and realism in public policy-making --
Economic, social, and educational policies in post-2010 Hungary and their interpretations --
Bricolage: the dynamic assessment of the regime's policy-making --
The electoral logic
Series Title: Routledge advances in European politics.
Other Titles: Plebiscitary leader democracy in the making
Responsibility: András Körösényi, Gábor Illés and Attila Gyulai.

Abstract:

"This book gives the first comprehensive and theoretically substantiated political science account of the Orbán regime in English. It argues that Viktor Orbán's regime-building and reconstructive leadership is more than just an example of hybridisation, a successful populist appeal or a backlash against the earlier neoliberal hegemony in Central Europe. It unfolds the major traits of the Orbán regime and argues that it provides a paradigmatic case of the Weberian model of plebiscitary leader democracy (PLD). Beyond explaining the backslide of liberal democracy in Hungary, the book aims at two additional contributions of wider significance. First, by applying the concept of PLD to the Hungarian case, it reveals that the authoritarian elements are products of an endogenous drive of modern mass democracy. Second, through the glass of PLD, the Orbán regime can be seen as an experimental lab of global trends like mediatisation and personalisation of politics, populist style, the deconsolidation of liberal democratic order, and what is often labelled as "post-truth politics". This book will be of key interest both to scholars and students of Hungary, Post-communist and Central and East European politics and to those interested in populism, democratisation and democratic deconsolidation as a broader trend in a variety of countries"--

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