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Government and Politics in Hungary

András Körösényi, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

"[Körösényi] gives the reader an extremely competent analysis of the fuctioning of government, parliament and the constitutional court." - Slavonic and East European Review

"...die detaillierte Systematik und der tiefe Einblick in die ungarische Poltik und ihre Institutionen, den die Arbeit von Korosenyi gewahrt, diese dazu predestiniert, den Status eines Standardwerkes zum politischen System Ungarns einzunehmen." - PVS - Literatur

Based on unprecedented access to information, Government and Politics in Hungary provides not only a historical overview but also an analysis of the main political actors, constitution, electoral system, parliament and political parties of Hungary.

This timely and detailed analysis contains a wealth of important data which serves two major objectives. The first is to survey the most important institutions of the political and governmental systems and the cultural and behavioural characteristics of Hungarian politics. The second, is to provide the reader with a clear understanding of the two-way relationship between cultural-behavioural and constitutional-institutional levels of politics in Hungary.

The book challenges many stereotypes of post-communist political literature and reveals why Hungarian politics does not fit into many of the generalizations and 'pigeon holes' of contemporary political science.



Preface. Introduction. Part 1: Political culture Part 2: The parties Part 3: The party system Part 4: Political cleavages Part 5: Political elites Part 6: Electoral behaviour Part 7: Electoral system and elections Part 8: Economic interest groups Part 9: Constitutional & governmental system Part 10: The government Part 11: Governmental decision-making and control over administration Part 12: The parliament Part 13: The constitutional court Part 14: The head of state Conclusion References

350 pages, 60 Tables, 7 Charts
ISBN 978-963-9116-61-0 cloth $59.95 / €49.95 / £45.00
ISBN 978-963-9116-76-4 paperback $24.95 / €21.95 / £18.99 out of print