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The Illiberal Turn or Swerve in Central Europe?

Abstract Scholars are coming to terms with the fact that something is rotten in the new democracies of Central Europe. The corrosion has multiple symptoms: declining trust in democratic institutions, emboldened uncivil society, the rise of oligarchs and populists as political leaders, assaults on an independent judiciary, the colonization of public administration by political proxies, increased political control over media, civic apathy, nationalistic contestation and Russian meddling. These processes signal that the liberal-democratic project in the so-called Visegrad Four (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) has been either stalled, diverted or reversed. This article investigates the “illiberal turn” in the Visegrad Four (V4) countri... (more)
Created Date 2017-12-29
Contributor Bustikova, Lenka (ASU author) / Guasti, Petra (Author) / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / School of Politics and Global Studies
Type Text
Extent 11 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.17645/pag.v5i4.1156 / ISSN: 2183-2463
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Citation Bustikova, L., & Guasti, P. (2017). The Illiberal Turn or Swerve in Central Europe? Politics and Governance, 5(4), 166. doi:10.17645/pag.v5i4.1156
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