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HVG Reviews Book of Balint Magyar and Balint Madlovics

HVG, the most trusted Hungarian newspaper, published in its print version a review about The Anatomy of Post-Communist Regimes, the book of our Senior Research Fellow Balint Magyar and Junior Research Fellow Balint Madlovics.

The book is a comprehensive attempt to break with the traditional analysis, proposing a systematic renewal of the descriptive vocabulary. The authors have created categories as well as a whole new grammar for the region’s political, economic, and social phenomena. Focusing on Central Europe, the post-Soviet countries, and China, the book provides concepts and theories to analyze the actors, institutions, and dynamics of post-communist democracies, autocracies, and dictatorships. As HVG writes, the authors also re-conceptualized the term “mafia state.”

The book is open access and can be downloaded for free from the authors’ website. The website also contains supplementary material, including an interactive 3D model for modeling post-communist regime trajectories.

The review is available in Hungarian, in HVG’s print version, or on its website (subscription required).

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