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Journey to the 'Alternative Hungary’: Viktor Orbán’s conception of Hungarian Identity in the Commemorative Speeches of the Last 16 Years – a Narrative Study


  • Haripad Daniel Andrassy

Summary, in English

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s conception of Hungarian identity was set out to be revealed by observing twenty-five commemorative speeches delivered by him in the last sixteen years. The speeches were assessed through thematic narrative analysis. Research questions concerning (1) the use of historical narratives to strengthen national identity and prove the nation’s right to existence and self-determination; (2) the definition of Hungarian national identity in relation to opponents; (3) the presence of nationalism in the commemorative speeches were attempted to be answered. Connections have been found between the relevant academic literature and the findings.


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Document type

Student publication for Master's degree (two years)


  • Social Sciences
  • History and Archaeology


  • national identity
  • historical consciousness
  • historical narratives
  • nationalism
  • ingroup
  • outgroup
  • Hungary
  • Viktor Orban
  • speech analysis
  • European Studies


  • Tomas Sniegon