Unorthodoxy in legislation: The Hungarian experience

Deák, Dániel (2014) Unorthodoxy in legislation: The Hungarian experience. Working Paper. Corvinus University of Budapest Faculty of Economics, Budapest.

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This article was first published in Society and Economy, 2014. vol. 36. no. 2. p. 151-184.


This paper deals with legal unorthodoxy. The main idea is to study the so-called unorthodox taxes Hungary has adopted in recent years. The study of unorthodox taxes will be preceded by a more general discussion of how law is made under unorthodoxy, and what are the special features of unorthodox legal policy. Unorthodoxy challenges equality before the law and is critical towards mass democracies. It also raises doubts on the operability of the rule of law, relying on personal skills, or loyalty, rather than on impersonal mechanisms arising from checks and balances as developed by the division of political power. Besides, for lack of legal suppositions, legislation suffers from casuistry and regulatory capture.

Item Type:Monograph (Working Paper)
Series Name:Corvinus Economics Working Papers - CEWP
Series Number / Identification Number:2014/06
Uncontrolled Keywords:unorthodox economic and legal policies, populism, special industry levies, quality of legislation, rule of law, legal certainty, substantive and procedural justice, review of constitutional provisions
JEL classification:K20 - Regulation and Business Law: General
Divisions:Faculty of Business Administration > Institute of Finance and Accounting > Department of Business Law
ID Code:1606
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:19 Jun 2014 14:15
Last Modified:25 Jul 2014 11:58

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