Contemporary Sociology

"Magyar’s analysis is fundamentally correct: corruption is systemic and is organized at the very top of the political elite. The most powerful figure is Orbán, who directly controls political institutions while also manipulating a widespread informal network behind the scenes. Post-Communist Mafia State gives readers a strong explanatory framework as metaphor as well as actual analogy between the organized under- and upper-worlds. I highly recommend reading this book, not just to learn more about bizarre political twists in a post-communist country, but to understand that the case of Hungary is pertinent in understanding recent autocratic trends in the West."
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Bálint Magyar
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