Antipopulism as a Symbolic Element of the Regime Change Cover Image

Az antipopulizmus mint a rendszerváltás szimbolikus eleme
Antipopulism as a Symbolic Element of the Regime Change

Author(s): Ágnes Gagyi
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Political Theory, International relations/trade, Political economy, Politics and society, Sociology of Culture, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Sociology of Politics, Politics of History/Memory, Politics and Identity, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Fordulat
Keywords: populism;anti-populism;transition to market economy; regime change;

Summary/Abstract: The project of transition as „catching up” with the West implied the acceptance of a symbolic hierarchy according to which Eastern European societies are qualitatively inferior to Western ones. Locally, the acceptance of this frame of modernization ideology, which legitimizes global hierarchies by making reference to internal qualities of individual societies, is manifested in various mutations. Through showing Hungarian examples, the article traces such effects of symbolic subordination at the levels of macrostructural integration, local political struggles, and everyday struggles of symbolic identification.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 298-316
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Hungarian