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Role of the USA Public Diplomacy in Hungarys Political Transformation in 1989-1990

Zagarskaya Yuliya Sergeevna
Saint Petersburg University

Submitted: 01.05.2020.
Abstract. The research objective includes identifying the role and place of the USA public diplomacy in Hungary in the period of political transformations (1989-1990) and in the course of the first democratic elections of 1990. The article examines activity of the American non-commercial organizations (National Endowment for Democracy, Open Society Foundation) that promoted the swift change of Hungarys political regime in 1989-1990. Scientific originality of the study involves revealing the basic factors that influenced grant policies of the American non-commercial funds in the period of democratic reversals in the region. The conducted research has allowed the author to identify the target audience and to estimate efficiency of the USA public diplomacy programs in the period of Hungarys political transformation.
Key words and phrases: , , , , , political transformation, public diplomacy, The USA, Hungary, democratization.
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