Liberal Professions and Illiberal Politics: Hungary from the Habsburgs to the Holocaust

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byMaria M. Kovacs

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In this important new historical study, Maria Kovacs examines the struggle between liberal and anti-Semitic policies among professional groups--doctors, lawyers, engineers--in Hungary. Kovacs's main emphasis is on the interwar period when unemployment, expansion of the welfare system, andcompetition for state jobs during the Great Depression, combined with crass anti-Semitism on the part of engineers and medical associations, radically altered previously liberal policies of open entry and equal educational opportunity. Liberal Professions and Illiberal Politics analyzes to whatextent these new policies were dictated by authoritarian governments from above and to what extent they originated within the professions themselves. The story ends with the Holocaust, which sealed the fate of those professionals who had become victims of persecution under the German occupation ofHungary.

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In this important new historical study, Maria Kovacs examines the struggle between liberal and anti-Semitic policies among professional groups--doctors, lawyers, engineers--in Hungary. Kovacs's main emphasis is on the interwar period when unemployment, expansion of the welfare system, andcompetition for state jobs during the Great Depr...

Maria M. Kovacs is at University of Wisconsin.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.62 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"...impressive and convincing new study."--Austrian History Yearbook