Refeudalization

Erzsébet Szalai

Abstract


After clarifying the concepts used, the author describes and interprets the refeudalizing tendencies of global capitalism in the first part of the study. The subject of the second part is the exploration of the refeudalizing processes in Hungary from the period of existing socialism to our days. She concludes about the global system that the refeudalizing processes are immanent features of neo-capitalism, which come about as wildings of unbridled capitalism on the one hand, and in defense against them, on the other.
Concerning the Hungarian processes, the author’s main conclusion is that the tendencies of refeudalization strengthen when – in addition to internal causes – the semi-peripheral „system” exposed to global processes faces a strong external challenge. This challenge, in turn, is a radical change in the geopolitical, geo-economic equilibrium, and this entails more marked feudalistic, authoritarian endeavors.


Keywords


refeudalization, feudalism, capitalism, socialism, power structure, world system

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14267/cjssp.2017.02.01

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ISSN: 2062-087X

DOI: 10.14267/issn.2062-087X