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When Illiberalism Meets Neoliberalism: State and the Social Sciences in Present Hungary

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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 neoliberal management reforms to higher education can serve as a Trojan horse for hollowing out the criticality of academe. In this sense, the chapter connects back to the ‘pentagon’ discussed in Chapter 3.

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Boda, Z., Szúcs, Z.G. (2021). When Illiberalism Meets Neoliberalism: State and the Social Sciences in Present Hungary. In: Eisfeld, R., Flinders, M. (eds) Political Science in the Shadow of the State. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-75918-6_8

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