ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Guest Dr. Katherine Kondor joins Right Rising to give us a deep dive into the growth of the Radical Right in Hungary. Along with host, Dr. James F. Downes (Head of the Populism Research Unit) Katherine also discusses the recent ideological transformation of the governing party Fidesz alongside the uniqueness of the political landscape in Hungary and the turn towards ‘illiberal’ democracy. Katherine draws on her unique academic research relating to radicalisation, political activism and the radical right, in discussing about the ongoing ideological transformation of the opposition radical right party Jobbik and the ‘new’ radical right Our Homeland Movement Party (Mi Hazánk Mozgalom) in Hungary. Katherine also speaks about the important differences between the radical right in (a) Central-Eastern European politics, compared to the radical right in the (b) Western European political landscape. Katherine’s recent article, published at Fair Observer: “Amidst the Pandemic, Central and Eastern Europe Witnesses an Erosion of Democracy” can be found at the following link: https://www.fairobserver.com/region/europe/katherine-kondor-covid-19-pandemic-central-eastern-europe-democracy-erosion-poland-hungary-serbia-news-76670/
ABOUT THE SHOW
Right-wing authoritarian and extremist movements are on the march worldwide. This podcast will host some of the globe’s leading experts on the radical right to help us understand the development of these extremists. Each episode, hosts and guests bring their specialist insights to break down the critical people, places, organizations, actions, and ideas of the radical right. Produced by the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right.