Most theories of radicalization focus on the birth of antidemocratic ideas, semantics, behavior patterns and organizations. However, such focus is one-sided: radicalization is as much about the forgetting of historical lessons and the weakening of a democratic consensus, as the spreading of populist ideas. A case study of public and private processes of memory transmission in Hungary reveals how the ambiguous relation to modernization affects political formation: the failures provoke populist reactions, while the successes result in political indifference. The combination of these two political cultures creates a dangerous compound including both the opportunity for the birth of antidemocratic semantics and their ignorance. The author analyzes the potential of such "incubation of radicalism" on a European survey.
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The author analyzes the radicalization of political culture from a critical theoretical point of view. Firstly a qualitative case study introduces the parallel emergence of radicalism and indifference in Hungary. Secondly these patterns are analyzed on a European survey.
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Contents: Central European experience of modernity - Identity crisis and memory transmittance - Memory vacuum, distortions of communication and deprivation from recognition in Hungary - Post-socialist radicalism and indifference - European patterns of political culture.
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9783631674178
Publisert
2016
Utgiver
Vendor
Peter Lang AG
Vekt
370 gr
Høyde
210 mm
Bredde
148 mm
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
284

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Om bidragsyterne

Domonkos Sik is sociologist and philosopher, working as an assistant professor at the University Eoetvoes Lorand in Budapest. His research focuses on critical theories of modernization and political formation in post-transition countries.