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„WE THE MEMBERS OF THE HUNGARIAN NATION…” Remarks on the Changing Concept of Nation in the New Fundamental Law of Hungary
„WE THE MEMBERS OF THE HUNGARIAN NATION…” Remarks on the Changing Concept of Nation in the New Fundamental Law of Hungary

Author(s): Iván Halász
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: STS Science Centre Ltd
Keywords: Constitution; Fundamental Law; notion of nation; organic law; preamble; kin policy; diaspora; archaisation.

Summary/Abstract: The main topic of the presentation is the changing national narrative of the Fundamental Law of Hungary. This narrative is more ethnical today. The central question of the presentation is the changing concept of the nation in the Hungarian constitutional system after the adoption of the Fundamental Law in 2011. The adoption of the new Fundamental Law of Hungary in 2011 has opened the new period in the Hungarian constitutional life. The preamble of the Fundamental Law redefines the notion of nation in the Hungarian legal context. But this redefinition, which is concerning on the cultural elements in the definition of nation, is not consequent. The preamble introduce the new terminology and several new notion too (e.g. Hungarian political community). The paper reflects the question of the minorities rights and the problem of Hungarian electoral system too.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 128-132
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English