Populism and Law Workshop – Introducing the Special Issue “The Effects of Populist Governance on the Hungarian Legal System” of the Review of Central and East European Law
The Review of Central and East European Law has just published its latest Special Issue on “The Effects of Populist Governance on the Hungarian Legal System” edited by Tamás Hoffmann and Fruzsina Gárdos-Orosz. The contributors to this issue are all researchers at the Institute for Legal Studies of the Centre for Social Sciences, who have analyzed in their articles the impact of of populism on specific branches of Hungarian law. All the articles are accessible open access at
10.00-10.10 Tamás Hoffmann: Introduction of the Special Issue
10.10-10.30 Tímea Drinóczi: Methodological issues of researching the impact of populism on the legal system
10.30-10.45 Zoltán Szente: Constitutional Changes in Populist Times
10.45-11.00 Mátyás Bencze: ’Everyday Judicial Populism’ in Hungary
11.00-11.15 Márton Varju: Sectoral Special Taxes in Hungary as Instruments of a Populist Fiscal Policy
11.15-11.30 Tamás Hoffmann: Illegal Legality and the Facade of Good Faith – Migration and Law in Populist Hungary
11.30-1145 Miklós Hollán: Two Decades of Penal Populism – The Case of Hungary
11.45-12.00 Attila Bartha and Zsolt Boda: Populism, Law and Politics. Another Perspective of Policy Making
12.00-12.30 Q & A
Hybrid format: at the Institute for Legal Studies (Tóth Kálmán utca 4, 1097 Budapest, T.0.25.) and online.
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The event and the Special Issue were supported by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 822590, Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe, and K-29245 program on Populism in the policy and law making funded by the National Research Development and Innovation Office.