Tag: Illiberal Democracy

What Hungary’s Nationalist Farmers Have Against Orban

The Hungarian far right envisages agricultural alternatives to Viktor Orban’s populism. Balint is a 30-year-old PhD student from northern Hungary, with expertise in organic farming and environmentally friendly agriculture. Well educated and fluent in English, Balint talks with passion about his daily work at an organic farm, hiking and spending time in nature. An expert… Continue reading “What Hungary’s Nationalist Farmers Have Against Orban”

How Radical Right Authoritarians are Targeting Western Democracy

Radical right movements around the globe contribute to the authoritarian hybrid warfare in an effort to undermine the foundations of liberal democracy. The passage of history seems to have taken an interesting trajectory. The Cold War ended almost three decades ago, anointing the United States as the world’s only remaining superpower. Yet it faced ethno-separatist… Continue reading “How Radical Right Authoritarians are Targeting Western Democracy”

Russia Needs a New National Idea

After the collapse of the USSR, Russia, abandoning socialism as a path of development, also abandoned communist ideas, but didn’t replace them with new ideology. With the coming to power of President Vladimir Putin, right-wing organizations in Russia gradually lost their influence. This happened mainly because of the suppression of pro-fascist organizations by force and due… Continue reading “Russia Needs a New National Idea”

Conference Report – The Global Rise of Nativism and Illiberalism – A Conversation on the Contemporary Political Pathology

On November 27 2018, a panel discussion was organized at the Centre for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI), Amherst College, USA with the participation of Maria Alexandrovna Sidorkina, Chip Berlet, Tamir Bar-On and Dwaipayan Sen. After a few words of welcome by CHI director Martha Umphrey, organizer and discussant Andreas Önnerfors, Associate Professor in Intellectual History at… Continue reading “Conference Report – The Global Rise of Nativism and Illiberalism – A Conversation on the Contemporary Political Pathology”