Zoltán Gábor Szűcs

Zoltán Gábor Szűcs
Eötvös Loránd University

PhD

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Introduction
Currently, I'm interested in political theory, illiberal regimes, political realism, and political ethics and the intersections of these issues.
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February 2008 - August 2012
University of Miskolc
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  • Research Assistant

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Publications (15)
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The article examines whether realist theory should adopt a philosophical anarchist position concerning political obligation. The conclusions are mixed. Drawing on a distinction between strong and weak theories of political obligation (in the terminology of the paper, strong theories are committed to morality-based theorizing while weak theories dep...
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The authors focus on the radical transformation of research funding that has occurred in Hungary since 2010, and particularly on its implications for the social and political sciences in a country that is widely perceived as representing an increasingly illiberal democracy. The analysis provides an authoritative account of how neoliberalNeoliberali...
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This article offers a realist interpretation of Tacitus’s analysis of political failure. Tacitus described the early Roman Empire as a balance between the conflicting and irreconcilable values and interests of the emperor, the army, and the senate. For him Stoic-republican morality in itself—without the intervention of a political standard demandin...
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This review argues that Edward Hall’s outstanding new book on the political thought of three outstanding 20th-century thinkers – Isaiah Berlin, Stuart Hampshire and Bernard Williams – has three major substantial contributions to contemporary realism: it offers convincing realist interpretations of their oeuvres, extracts inspiring new ideas from th...
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The paper is organized around two major, but closely interconnected goals. First, the paper’s principal aim is to offer a normative theory of political obligations that is based on certain insights of philosophical anarchism, theories of associative obligations and political realism. Second, the paper aims to offer a normative theoretical framework...
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The focus of McQueen’s book is what she calls the “apocalyptic imaginary,” and she argues that it originates with, but is clearly distinguishable from, apocalypse as a literary genre. It is rather a set of narratives and visualizations that tells us about a rupture in time, a deep crisis that is attributed to the evils of the sovereign authority. T...
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This paper aims to advocate a Williamsian approach to political realism and contends that contemporary realist political theory is built on an ‘a-theoretical core’ that the paper will call ‘political realism’ in the broader sense (for a very different approach to Williams, see Hall, 2013). The central tenet of this thesis is that contemporary reali...
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The ambition of this article is threefold. First, it is to offer a realist reading of Aristotle’s regime theory as it is laid out mostly in Books IV–VI of his Politics. The author argues that Aristotle’s regime theory has three fundamentally realist claims about the workings of politics: first, the search for a perfect regime is not the only legiti...
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This analysis of the political discourse during the democratic transition in Hungary 1989/90 turned to the question of the effects of the 'linguistic contexts' on the dynamics of political debates. The analysis is grounded on written sources of the diaries of the National Roundtable Talks and those of the Opposition Roundtable as well as some other...
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Az empirikus kutatás FIDESZ - Magyar Polgári Párt, illetve Magyar Polgári Szövetség sajátosságait vizsgálta, különös tekintettel az 1998 utáni időszakra. A kutatás három nagyobb tématerületet fogott át A Reflexió a Fidesz diskurzusát olyan politikai nyelvnek mutatta, amely egy-egy helyzetre és kihívásra adott válaszként fogható fel, ahol is a válas...

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