Radicalism and indifference : Memory transmission, political formation and modernization in Hungary and Europe, Paperback / softback Book

Radicalism and indifference : Memory transmission, political formation and modernization in Hungary and Europe Paperback / softback

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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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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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  • Category: Sociology
  • ISBN: 9783631674178

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