This project examines social attitudes about law in Hungary. This involves the use of various research methods, such as focus groups, surveys, a social media analysis and interviews based on photo diaries. The analysis includes a connection to the scholarly literature on “legal consciousness.
Hungary is one of the two “extreme cases” within the CITIZENS-LAW project because Hungary is often seen as a country with a weak rule of law. For example, in international rankings (such as the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index), Hungary ranks last. Moreover, recent policy developments in Hungary (which include judicial independence and freedom of expression) play a central role in European rule of law crisis.