Contemporary Women's Movements in Hungary: Globalization, Democracy, and Gender Equality
As the first and only book in any language on contemporary women’s movements in Hungary, this groundbreaking study focuses on the role of women’s activism in a society where women are not yet adequately represented by established parties and political institutions. Drawing on eyewitness accounts of meetings and protests, as well as first-person interviews with leading female activists, Katalin Fábián examines the interactions between women’s groups in Hungary and studies the unique brand of democracy they have forged in postcommunist Eastern Europe. Through her analysis, she demonstrates how democratization and globalization—with their attendant range of challenges and opportunities—have led women to redefine public-private divides.
Katalin Fábián is an associate professor of government and law at Lafayette College. She was an East European Studies Title VIII scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in 2005.