London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Good Citizens? The Darker Side of Hungarian Competitive Business Life

Author(s) Orosz, G.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
In the Hungarian transition from post-socialist state to market economy competition has become a key concept. It quickly became part of everyday life, and is now deeply rooted in the field of education. There was a quick rewriting of views about competition, capitalism and the market economy, from attitudinal, values and conceptual perspectives. Who can be a good citizen in a transitional society like this? For Stephens the notion of good citizenship requires consciousness and responsibility; a good citizen is ‘punctual, reliable, trustworthy, and mindful of rules and laws, caring about the public realm, considerate of strangers, keeping it nice for others’. If these traits are not rewarded by government they may disappear.

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