Political rhetoric in the Hungarian press during the communist regime

Roelof Popping*, Carl W. Roberts

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A previous analysis of post-1989 editorials in a Hungarian newspaper investigated ideological developments in Hungary in the first years after the communist regime had been replaced by elected governments. Using the same method, we here investigate whether the same developments may have extended prior to Hungary's democratic changes. Such extension might have entailed a gradual increase in modal rhetoric indicative of free market or social justice. However, no support is found for this in Hungary's pre-1990 state-controlled media. Instead, modal arguments only appear with noteworthy frequency after 1986 and then only ones emphasizing Hungarians' inevitabilities and possibilities without any consistent rationale.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)1502-1521
Aantal pagina's20
TijdschriftJournalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism
Nummer van het tijdschrift10
Vroegere onlinedatum2-sep.-2017
StatusPublished - okt.-2020

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