Power instead of law

As the Fidesz government dismantles Hungary's political and constitutional system Gábor Attila Tóth, the Head of the HCLU considers the influence of international institutions and the efficacy of domestic, democratic resources far from exhausted. On the contrary, the role played by both will likely be decisive. See the article in German on the Eurozine.

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