Radical right populism in Hungary and Romania

The data of a research collection led by Gabriella Szabó on the radical right in Hungary and Romania is now available in the RDC.  The researchers envisaged an analysis of the characteristics of media discourses of the radical right and the identification of the positions of the radical right populist media products within the network structure of the general media sphere. Their purpose was to shed lights on one of the major public issues in the region: the communicative construction of radical right populism and its location in the public spheres. The 2-year-long empirical examination is driven by the main research question: what are the differences and similarities concerning the media visibility of radical right populism in Romania and Hungary? To answer the question, a multi-method approach was provided. The researchers applied quantitative (network analysis) and qualitative (discourse analysis) methods by studying different issues of the public debates.