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Can Civic Education Make a Difference for Democracy? Hungary and Poland Compared

Author: Florin Fesnic, 2015

In Political Studies. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9248.12215.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-92...

I offer evidence for the important effects of civic education by comparing the widely different choices made in the early 1990’s with regard to education policies by two post-communist countries, Poland and Hungary. Ultimately, these likely had an impact on democracy: we see democratic progress in Poland and democratic regression in Hungary.