Review’s Radio: The Economic Roots of Hungary’s Illiberal Democracy and the Future of the EU

Professor Juliet Johnson

Professor Juliet Johnson, McGill Director of the European Union Center of Excellence, executive member of PONARS Eurasia and a former member of the McGill Board of Governors talks about her intriguing new paper on Hungary that gives unprecedented insights in what makes it’s current ‘illiberal democracy’ (PM Orbán’s controversial policies) possible. It’s all about Financial Nationalism.

What is it? Why is it working so well for Hungary? And how should the European Union cope with it? “In economic terms, Europe needs to be a federation: that’s the only way it will work in the long term.”