The article draws on social movement theory to understand collective action against corruption in Hungary. While offering a perspective on anti-corruption activism, the article demonstrates its limits against a set of unfavourable factors. Our enquiry reveals that the political context in which anti-corruption activism develops, that is, Hungary under Viktor Orbán, critically affects its mobilising potential. Closed political opportunities prompt anti-corruption activists to adopt outsider strategies; moreover, they shape the contentious content and resonance of their discourses. Overall, our interviews with prominent anti-corruption activists reveal the limited outcomes of collective action in this field.

On corruption and state capture: The struggle of anti-corruption activism in Hungary / Pirro, Andrea L. P.; Della Porta, Donatella A.. - In: EUROPE-ASIA STUDIES. - ISSN 0966-8136. - STAMPA. - 73:3(2021), pp. 433-450. [10.1080/09668136.2020.1798684]

On corruption and state capture: The struggle of anti-corruption activism in Hungary

Pirro, Andrea L. P.;Della Porta, Donatella A.
2021

Abstract

The article draws on social movement theory to understand collective action against corruption in Hungary. While offering a perspective on anti-corruption activism, the article demonstrates its limits against a set of unfavourable factors. Our enquiry reveals that the political context in which anti-corruption activism develops, that is, Hungary under Viktor Orbán, critically affects its mobilising potential. Closed political opportunities prompt anti-corruption activists to adopt outsider strategies; moreover, they shape the contentious content and resonance of their discourses. Overall, our interviews with prominent anti-corruption activists reveal the limited outcomes of collective action in this field.
2021
On corruption and state capture: The struggle of anti-corruption activism in Hungary / Pirro, Andrea L. P.; Della Porta, Donatella A.. - In: EUROPE-ASIA STUDIES. - ISSN 0966-8136. - STAMPA. - 73:3(2021), pp. 433-450. [10.1080/09668136.2020.1798684]
Pirro, Andrea L. P.; Della Porta, Donatella A.
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