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Politics of Ethnicity and Democratic Resilience


1st lines/ The democratisation of central and eastern Europe was initially celebrated as a historical success story. A European subcontinent moved from communist authoritarian regimes to reasonably functioning democracies based on competitive political systems with the rotation of power. However, by the second decade of the 21st century, the grapes of democracy started to sour. A number of countries, most notably Hungary and Poland, elected leaders and parties who explicitly aim to circumscribe pluralism, undermine independent media, and limit judicial oversight, establishing what the Hungarian Prime Minister, Victor Orbán, calls “illiberal democracy.”
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hal-03263656 , version 1 (17-06-2021)



Jan Rovny. Politics of Ethnicity and Democratic Resilience. 2021. ⟨hal-03263656⟩
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