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Public Consultations As a Tool of Immigration Policy in Hungary

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The aim of this study is to answer on the question about the role of public consultations in the immigration policy of the Hungarian government in the 21st century. Under the constitution of 2011, the procedure has gained completely different legislative character in relation to the legal principles adapted in the years 1989-2010. In particular, the subject of our interest are two examples of national consultations. Both were controversially used  for political purposes by the ruling Fidesz - Hungarian Civic Alliance party. The first will be "the national consultation on immigration and terrorism" conducted between April and July of 2015, the second – a questionable  "national referendum on migrant quotas", organized on October 2, 2016.
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