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Research Lecture: “Nationalist Populism and Illiberalism in Hungary: Historical Origins, Current Trajectories” with Dr. Attila Antal

May 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Location:Discovery Centre, Room 482 MacOdrum Library

The Jean Monnet Chair “Democracy in the European Union” will host a research lecture, Nationalist Populism and Illiberalism in Hungary: Historical Origins, Current Trajectories, featuring Dr. Attila Antal, University of Budapest.

This lecture analyzes the historical origins and theoretical background of Viktor Orbán’s regime in Hungary, which gained its last landslide electoral success in April 2018. It investigates the contemporary nationalist populism in the context of liberal democracy and shows how the crisis of Hungarian democracy before 2010 led to the creation of a hybrid political regime based on a permanent state of exception.

Attila Antal is senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest; he also coordinates the Social Theory Research Group in the Institute of Political History. His research focuses on the political theory of populism, social and critical theory, democratic theory, green political thought, constitutionalism, and political history.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend. A light lunch will be provided for attendees.

Please register at the CES webpage by clicking here.

This event is organized by the Jean Monnet Chair “Democracy in the European Union” in the Centre for European Studies. Jean Monnet Chair events are co-funded by a grant from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.