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Title : Is Poland Hungary? Jan Zielonka on Poland after the elections

Title : Is Poland Hungary? Jan Zielonka on Poland after the elections

Pubdate : Mon, 02 Nov 2015 08:42:05 +0000

Pubdate : Mon, 02 Nov 2015 08:42:05 +0000

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Description : European press, including some liberal Polish newspapers, rushed to suggest that the recent parliamentary elections have made Poland resemble Hungary: a xenophobic enfant terrible in the centre of Europe. This is sheer nonsense. These two states are very different, xenophobic rhetoric is not just a Polish-Hungarian specialty, and the winning party in Poland, Law & Justice (PiS), has undergone a profound change since it was in power a decade ago. Comparing Poland to Hungary is like comparing monkeys to stones, to use Giovanni Sartori’s expression. Poland, unlike Hungary has not experienced an economic crisis over the last decade. On the ... The post Is Poland Hungary? Jan Zielonka on Poland after the elections appeared first on OxPol.

Description : European press, including some liberal Polish newspapers, rushed to suggest that the recent parliamentary elections have made Poland resemble Hungary: a xenophobic enfant terrible in the centre of Europe. This is sheer nonsense. These two states are very different, xenophobic rhetoric is not just a Polish-Hungarian specialty, and the winning party in Poland, Law & Justice (PiS), has undergone a profound change since it was in power a decade ago. Comparing Poland to Hungary is like comparing monkeys to stones, to use Giovanni Sartori’s expression. Poland, unlike Hungary has not experienced an economic crisis over the last decade. On the ... The post Is Poland Hungary? Jan Zielonka on Poland after the elections appeared first on OxPol.