Zsolt Boda

Zsolt Boda
Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences · Institute for Political Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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Hungary Post-2010 has been ruled by Viktor Orbán and his right-wing Fidesz party and is generally regarded as a typical case of populist governance. Reforming the Penal Code was one of the first major policy changes initiated by Fidesz shortly after winning the 2010 elections. It introduced the ‘three-strikes’ principle into Hungarian penal policy...
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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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In this chapter, we overview the potential effects of political regimes on a variety of features of the policymaking process. After a short discussion of regime typology, we present the arguments of Jones et al. (2019) on the main factors driving policy dynamics in democracies and autocracies. This study is the cornerstone of our theoretical approa...
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Our core assumption related to 150 years of Hungarian policy history was that patterns of policymaking vary according to political regimes. We discuss the findings of the book related to these core research questions in the conceptual framework defined by policy dynamics, policy content, policy process and discourses. Data indicate that policy punc...
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In this chapter, we introduce the theoretical background and the main concepts that are helpful for understanding policy agenda change in non-democracies and for comparing the agenda dynamics of different regimes. We rely on the punctuated equilibrium theory of policymaking as well as the politics of attention in our investigation of five distinct...
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Populists in Hungary had to manage the crisis from government position. Orbán has shown strong leadership during the crisis and dominated the political context of the issue. However, the usual elements of the ‘populist myth’ characterizing Orbán’s and Fidesz’s ordinary communication were adopted to interpret and frame the COVID-19 crisis. Within th...
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Populists in Hungary had to manage the crisis from government position. Orbán has shown strong leadership during the crisis and dominated the political context of the issue. However, the usual elements of the ‘populist myth’ characterizing Orbán’s and Fidesz’s ordinary communication were adopted to interpret and frame the COVID-19 crisis. Within th...
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Over the past thirty years the comparative study of policy agendas under the aegis of the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) has become one of the fastest growing sub-fields in policy research. Yet, similarly to policy studies in general, most of the agenda-setting literature focuses on well-established democracies. This edited volume offers a groun...
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The rise of populist governance throughout the world offers a novel opportunity to study the way in which populist leaders and parties rule. This article conceptualises populist policy making by theoretically addressing the substantive and discur-sive components of populist policies and the decision-making processes of populist governments. It firs...
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Thirty years after their democratic transition, several countries of East Central Europe (ECE) are exhibiting signs of democratic instability: the rise of populist politicians in power, accompanied by democratic backsliding and illiberal tendencies. The essay investigates the state-of-the-art of democracy in the region from the perspective of polit...
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The chapter presents the Hungarian Comparative Agendas Project. It delineates its origins at the Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and situates it in the context of Hungarian political science. The project developed numerous databases, including those on budgets, laws, decrees, parliamentary speeches, newspaper articles, and...
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As data from the European Quality of Life Surveys and Eurobarometer show, the sharp decline in trust in institutions was a temporary phenomenon during the recession. In some Member States, trust in the EU declined more during this period than trust in national governments, but trust in the EU has generally remained higher than trust in national gov...
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A cikkben az oktatási rendszer iránti bizalommal foglalkozunk, mégpedig a 2010-es magyarországi kormányváltást követően elindított átfogó közoktatási reform kapcsán. Írásunkban nyomon követjük az oktatási rendszer iránti bizalom alakulását a közpolitikai folyamat során, a reform előkészítésétől a megvalósításig. Azt vizsgáljuk, hogy milyen tényezők...
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Studies on media and politics generally find an effect of the media on the symbolic policy agenda. Analysing data from the Hungarian Comparative Agendas Project, we demonstrate that this effect is extremely weak in the Hungarian policy-making process. We identified those issues that received greater than average coverage in the media. However, we f...
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The chapter analyses Béres Pharmaceuticals, a leading Hungarian company engaged in natural and preventive medicine, comprising a unique trace element supplement product strengthening the immune system of the human body and additional natural medicine developed from it. Béres’ mission is to promote human health by supplying people with natural medic...
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The paper focuses on three interrelated problems that embody the essential contradictions of the mainstream development ideas in the globalization age. First, development is still mostly defined in materialistic terms, and, as such, it is largely under the influence of mainstream economic considerations. Second, development has remained the problem...
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A viselkedési közgazdaságtani és a gazdaságpszichológiai kutatások szerint az adózási magatartást részben kényszerű, részben önkéntes motivációk, az adómorál alakítják. Tanulmányunk ezekre a megközelítésekre összpontosít, tudomásunk szerint ez az első hazai kutatás, amely az intézményi bizalomnak és az eljárási méltányosságnak az adófizetési attitű...
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Purpose – This paper aims to investigate the systemic causes of the failure of business ethics (BE) and suggest some possible remedies. The discipline and the movement of BE has at least three decades of history. BE has developed concepts and theories, and provided empirical evidences. However, BE as a movement and as a practice has failed to deliv...
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Az itt következő tematikus blokk tanulmányait az köti össze, hogy mindhárom valamilyen módon felhasználta azokat az adatbázisokat, amelyeket az MTA TK Politikatudományi Intézetében az utóbbi években építettünk a mára több tucat országra és regionális vagy nemzetek feletti intézményre kiterjedő Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) kutatás módszertana a...
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In established democracies perceptions about police effectiveness and procedural fairness are the main individual-level determinants of trust in police. However, very little is known about whether this is also the case in different circumstances. By analysing trust in police in Hungary, in an East Central European context, the paper finds that the...
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The 2010 election in Hungary resulted in the victory of Fidesz, a conservative party which acquired a comfortable majority in the parliament and used it to initiate a number of important policy reforms. However, there are good reasons to think that both the way these reforms were adopted and their content violated a number of procedural fairness no...
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A tanulmány a Hungarian Comparative Agenda Project adatbázisait használva a médianapirend és a közpolitikai napirend közötti összefüggést vizsgálja, azt feltételezve, hogy a 2010–2014-es kormányzati ciklusban a "politikai kormányzás" hívószavának megfelelően a közpolitika-csinálást messzemenően meghatározták a kormányzat kezdeményezései. Vagyis a m...
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Penal populism, advocating severe punishment of criminals, has greatly influenced justice policy measures in Eastern Europe over the last decade. This article takes Hungary as a typical case in the region and based on a recent criminal policy reform it investigates the roots of the penal populist discourse, which legitimizes and supports punitive m...
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Compared to Western Europe, the new democracies of East-Central Europe (ECE) demonstrate substantially lower levels of institutional trust. Because trust in state institutions is an indicator of the public approval and legitimacy of a political system, low trust levels are a cause for concern. The paper addresses a particular aspect of this broad i...
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Compared to Western European countries, the new democracies of East Central Europe (ECE) demonstrate substantially lower levels of institutional trust. Some authors consider this phenomenon as a consequence of the transition process and raise concerns about the public approval and legitimacy of ECE political systems and institutions. Based on the d...
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The purpose of this paper is to sketch an anthropology for political studies. Political science relies extensively on behavioral models borrowed from economics (taking human action to be rational and self-interested), sociology (explaining behavior in terms of norm-abidance and conformity), or even psychology (seeing actors as being motivated by th...
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The paper analyses the apparent position of the European Union and the largest European energy corporations concerning the energy future of Europe and the environmental impacts of their business activities. In contrast to growing public concern at the long-term environmental, economic and social consequences of the reliance on non-renewable energy...
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The role of the media in shaping attitudes towards crime and the justice system has been a heavily researched topic. It has obvious relevance to the procedural justice perspective, in that media representations may have a mediating relationship between the behaviour of institutions of justice and public perceptions of them. Most of these studies ha...
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In the inherently anarchic international system the validity of moral principles is weakening. To overcome anarchy global governance is needed. It means efficient international institutions, but also pressures from the global civil society and the self-regulation of business. Multinational firms have the duty of cooperating in governance systems. T...
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Az 1990-es évek eleje óta tudományos értekezések és kormányzati tervezetek szerzői egyre inkább a tudásban, annak létrehozásában, használatában és cseréjében vélik felismerni a gazdasági növekedés és társadalmi fejlődés legfontosabb forrását. Mindezek ellenére az európai nagyvállalatok innovációs, kutatási-fejlesztési aktivitása, kutatási-fejleszté...
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Egyre többen érzik a bőrükön is, hogy a globalizált újkapitalizmus nem a megvalósult Kánaán, szaporodó és súlyosbodó válságokkal jár, szégyenletes egyenlőtlenségeket okoz, és ökológiai kizsákmányoláshoz vezet. Válogatásunk nem titkolt célja, hogy a magyar és kelet-európai gazdaságok fejlődéséről folyó diskurzust megnyissuk, elősegítsük.
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Egyre többen érzik a bőrükön is, hogy a globalizált újkapitalizmus nem a megvalósult Kánaán, szaporodó és súlyosbodó válságokkal jár, szégyenletes egyenlőtlenségeket okoz, és ökológiai kizsákmányoláshoz vezet. A fejlődésről és globalizációról szóló hazai közbeszéd ugyanakkor néhány tiszteletreméltó kivételtől eltekintve elzárkózott a helyzetet tudo...
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Economic and sociological studies, public discourses and governmental blueprints have put particular emphasis on knowledge and information, their production, use and dissemination since the beginning of 1990s. In the age of the ‘informational mode of development’, as Manuel Castells characterizes our times, knowledge produces more knowledge which,...
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A közszolgáltatások neoliberális reformjai szerte a világban heves elméleti és politikai vitákat váltottak ki arról, hogy mennyiben alkalmazható és alkalmazandó a piaci hatékonyság kritériuma a közszolgáltatásokra. Jelen írásban a közszolgáltatások megszervezésének politikai jelentését és ennek lehetséges társadalmi következményeit igyekeztünk felv...
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Today, businesses are operating under growing complexity. As part of the complexity, companies must cope with the cultural diversity imposed by globalization, new and sophisticated technologies with unpredictable effects on life and health, and deepening environmental problems alongside issues of sustainability.
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Why would a small, middle-income country, stuck in the turbulence of deep political and economic changes, care about global environmental problems? After the breakdown of the Communist regime in 1989, the 1990s were marked by serious social and economic problems for Hungary. The GDP of the country dropped by some 15 per cent, the Eastern European m...
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After more than a decade of experimentation with private sector participation (PSP)1 in the water sector, we still have no clear picture about the privatization process in Hungary and its impact. This chapter will try to provide an analysis of the impact of PSP in the water sector in Hungary. The Hungarian water sector has undergone a major transit...
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Egészségügy, víz, energia, közlekedés: miért más egy közszolgáltatás, mint a zöldségpiac? Vajon növeli-e e szektorok piacosítása a hatékonyságot, sérül-e közben a szolidaritás és elérhetőbb lesz-e a fenntarthatóság? Milyen, itthon alig ismert nemzetközi fejlemények ösztönzik a piacosítást? Hogyan képes egy gyengülő állam gondoskodni az alapvető jog...
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Privatisation was to be the key to creating a healthy economy with competent companies that provide jobs for people and pay taxes, rather than being dependent upon state policies and subsidies. Just a few years into the transition to a market-economy, however, Hungarians have discovered that private ownership does not necessarily mean efficiency, a...
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euRóPAi unió BodA zsolT – sCHeiRing gáBoR zöld közpolitika-befolyásolás az európai unióban Jelen tanulmány célja, hogy miközben utat próbál vágni a lobbi-kutatásra jellemzõ módszertani és tematikus dzsungelben (Woll, 2006: 458) feltárja a zöldek közpolitika-befolyásoló tevékenysé-gét Brüsszelben, valamint hogy elemezze az e tevékenység elem-zéséhez...
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An important, although very controversial, development has to taken place in the past decade about how to manage the global environmental commons. According to this approach, the “tragedy of the global commons” should be avoided through the extensive use of market-based instruments, and the privatisation of the commons. This paper examines some asp...
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Az elmult evtizedekben tobb fejlett piacgazdasagu orszag inditott olyan nagyszabasu előretekintesi programokat, amelyek kereteben a tudomanyos es a gazdasagi elet szakemberei az allamigazgatas szereplőivel egyutt merik fel a legfontosabb hosszu tavu tudomanyos, tarsadalmi es gazdasagi trendeket. A magyar Technologiai Előretekinte_A
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Az ökológiai problémák legújabb kori tudatosulása szinte egy- beesett nemzetközi összefüggéseik felismerésével. A hatvanas évek végén Nyugat-Európában a drámai erdõpusztulásokkal je- lentkezõ és az országhatárokat sem tisztelõ légszennyezés okoz- ta savas esõk nagy szerepet játszottak a környezeti kihívások tu- datosulásában. Továbbá nyomban olyan...
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A környezeti közjavak válsága és a globális kormányzás kihívásai* Az ökológiai problémák legújabb kori tudatosulása szinte egy-beesett nemzetközi összefüggéseik felismerésével. A hatvanas évek végén Nyugat-Európában a drámai erdõpusztulásokkal je-lentkezõ és az országhatárokat sem tisztelõ légszennyezés okoz-ta savas esõk nagy szerepet játszottak a...
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A kutatás fő témája és eredménye, hogy feltárta azokat a tényezőket, amelyek hatással voltak arra, hogy hazánk csatlakozott két nemzetközi környezetvédelmi egyezményhez (rezsimhez): az éghajlat védelmi és a biodiverzitási rezsimhez. A több tucat interjú során, amelyeket minisztériumi ntisztviselőkkel, döntéshozókkal, tudósokkal és civil szervezetek...

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DEMOS (Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe) is a research project aiming at better understanding populism. Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, the project is carried out by 15 partner institutions in Europe and involves 10 disciplines. DEMOS investigates the phenomenon of populism through the lenses of democratic efficacy. The concept combines attitudinal features (political efficacy), political skills, knowledge, and democratic opportunity structures. A novelty, political efficacy is understood as a condition of political engagement needed to address the challenges of populism. Read more about how DEMOS investigates populism here at https://demos-h2020.eu/en/about-demos. Subscribe to our social media channels – and don’t miss out on what’s coming next Twitter: https://twitter.com/DEMOS_H2020 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DEMOSH2020/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjkqp0IEGUbDqK7AZP9gZsA?view_as=subscriber Website: https://demos-h2020.eu/en
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Changes of trust in institutions by type of institution, region and social groups.