Radicalism and Extremism
The 'Eurosceptic Internationale' at the gates of Brussels? Populist alliance-building across the EU and Hungary's role in it
Punching above its weight? - The building of Hungarian political influence
Aims, instruments, actors, results
Extremist discourses about Russia's war against Ukraine
Monitoring of Networks of Influence Tactics and Operations in the Region
Anti-gender and anti-LGBTQI mobilisation in Hungary: evolution, actors, networks
In our research, we investigated the mobilisation's driving forces, evolution, domestic actors and their international connections
The anti-gender and anti-LGBTQI mobilisation in Hungary and Poland
Similar tendencies and significant differences can be observed in Hungary and Poland at the same time.
Main narratives about COVID-19 in the V4 countries during the first wave of the pandemic
Political Capital's research
A 100 years after Trianon: the (far-)right in today’s Hungary
A summary of Political Capital’s research, in collaboration with the Heinrich Böll Foundation
Five points on the activities of the Hungarian far right on 23 October
The actions of far-right organisations in Budapest on 23 October surprised many, and several premature explanations have been published. Here is Political Capital’s take on the topic in five points.
Anti-Muslim populism in Hungary: From the margins to the mainstream
At the request of the Brookings Institution, Political Capital implemented a research project to understand the evolution of right-wing populism through its relationship to Islam and Muslims
Collusion or Homegrown Collaboration?
A study on the connections between German Far Right and Russia
Political Capital will be involved in a deradicalization project supported by the European Union
D.O.B.T – Do One Brave Thing project
The effect of the 2015 refugee crisis on the share of attitude radicals
A comparative analysis based on the 2016/2017 DEREX index
Antigypsyism and Antisemitism in Hungary
Key findings of the research project on Antisemitism and Antigypsyism
The Year of Rearrangement - The Populist Right and the Far-Right in Contemporary Hungary
A study on the activities of the populist right and the far-right in Hungary in 2017
Report on Xenophobia, Radicalism and Hate Crime in Hungary in 2016
A report by Ildikó Barna and Bulcsú Hunyadi
Far-right murder of Hungarian police officer: pro-Russian radicalization in the CEE
The recent murder of a Hungarian police officer by a far-right paramilitary leader in Hungary shed light on the continuing radicalization and destabilization of the region by Russia.
Russia and the European Far Left
While populist radical right parties in Europe and their connections to Russia are frequently discussed, much less attention is dedicated to the radical left side of the spectrum. This study tries to fill this gap by providing an overview of the political successes of radical left parties.
Demand for Right-Wing Extremism Index (DEREX)
Political Capital has regularly published its Demand for Right-Wing Extremist (DEREX) index, which is based on the European Social Survey's bi-yearly updated database.
Report on Xenophobia, Discrimination, Religious Hatred and Aggressive Nationalism in Hungary in 2015
Country report on xenophobia and radical nationalism in Hungary for 2015 by dr. Ildikó Barna, associate professor at Eötvös Lóránd University, and Political Capital’s analyst Bulcsú Hunyadi.
The Weaponization of Culture: Kremlin’s traditional agenda and the export of values to Central Europe
Political Capital’s most recent study explores the topic of Russian soft power in Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Austria.
Central Europe’s Faceless Strangers: The rise of xenophobia in the region
The brief takes a closer look at xenophobic sentiment in Central Europe, discussing the reasons behind historically high levels, as well as its increase with the European refugee crisis.
Possibilities to counteract extremist discourse
Short English summary of a project jointly executed by Political Capital Institute, Action and Protection Foundation and media researcher Gábor Bernáth, and supported by the Norwegian NGO Fund. Within the framework of the project we examined what possibilities there are to encourage non-violent and
The Kremlin connections of the European far-right
Political Capital Institute has decided to launch a series of publications in order to analyze the pro-Russian standpoint and behavior of far-right actors in various member states more deeply. The first four elements of the series deal with Hungary, Slovakia, France and Greece.
Report on Xenophobia and Radical Nationalism in Hungary, January-June 2015
Country report on xenophobia and radical nationalism in Hungary for the time period between January-June 2015. In the study, dr. Ildikó Barna, associate professor at Eötvös Lóránd University, and Political Capital’s analyst Bulcsú Hunyadi summarise the key events and developments related to radicali
Measuring Political Violence
This page presents the results of a two-years-long research project, which focused on the attitudes towards political violence in online and offline context.
Changing Enemies of the Western far-right: from Immigrants to Europe
The more successful populist, Euro-reject parties in the last few years have shifted their platform’s central pillar from anti-immigration in 2009’s EP election to anti-EU in 2014’s EP election.
Jobbik’s policy proposals realized by Fidesz: A summary in 10 points
In the last five years Fidesz implemented several measures that were originally part of Jobbik’s program. There are several fields where the rhetoric of Fidesz and Jobbik have converged.
"I am Eurasian" - The Kremlin connections of the Hungarian far-right
Political Capital's study on Kremlin's connections to the Hungarian far-right.
Jobbik extended its influence in the municipalities
Jobbik managed to hold on to the majority of its mayoral seats, 14 of its mayoral candidates won at the municipal election.
Mutual benefits: Jobbik ‘s pro-Iranian policy
An analysis on the relationship between Jobbik and Iran.
The Russian Connection
An analysis on the spread of pro-Russian policies on the European far right
How to tackle the far right? Delusions and new Proposals
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Budapest and Political Capital Institute organized a conference on strategies against right-wing extremism.
Talk of split premature; Jobbik absorbs rivalries
Jobbik county chairman of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, MP Zsolt Endrésik, was removed from the post and then excluded from the party.
The conspiracy worldview
Counterpoint, a London based research and advisory group's interview with Peter Kreko, director of Political Capital about contemporary conspiracy theories in Hungary.
Attitude radicals in Hungary – in international context
The threat of high level of attitude radicals is that a prejudicial, nationalist and anti-establishment public can push mainstream parties and political leaders toward a more radical position.
Not your typical angry young men
Jobbik Facebook fans young, educated, eurosceptic, pessimistic & prejudiced.
Populism in Europe: Hungary
Demos and the Political Capital Institute released the first ever study of the Jobbik party’s Facebook fans, based on over 2,000 survey responses.
Radical right in SEE seeks political gains by attacking gay pride parades
In this study we analyze the position of the far right in respect to the gay rights movement with a special focus on Balkan countries aspiring to enter the European Union.
The political prospects of the radical right in Hungary
Following its mayoral election victory in Gyöngyöspata, Jobbik is guaranteed to make regular references to it and see its policy of generating ethnic tensions in small communities justified.
Jobbik needs Jews to run the world
Psychological & political ‘benefit’ of conspiracy theories
Multiculturalism in the Cross-Hairs
The debate on the social integration of the Muslim minority totalling 5 to 8 per cent of the population has risen to the highest political level in the large receiving countries in Europe.
The second season of patrolling in Hungary
Background of recent events in Gyöngyöspata – an In-Depth analysis by Political Capital.
Far right veering off the rails
Jobbik infighting, identity crisis throw wet blanket on far-right surge
Jobbik Scores Big in Hungary’s Parliamentary Election: Now what?
The ultra right-wing Jobbik party’s successful performance in the first round of Hungary’s general election may come as a shock, but it is no surprise.
Reasons behind the resurgence of the far right
A joint statement by the Hungarian Anti-Racist Foundation and Political Capital
Hungarian Guard banned
The dissolution of the Hungarian Guard may radicalize and mobilize the far right.
Dissolution of the Hungarian Guard may radicalize and mobilize the far right
The dissolution of the Hungarian Guard could be an efficient tool for the law enforcement bodies to fight against extremism in Hungary.
Anti-Roma sentiment is getting out of hand in Hungary
The process that started in the autumn of 2006 with the Olaszliszka lynching seems to be completing its course. Political discourse on the Roma question has swung from one extreme to the other.