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The purpose of the Hungarian Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) is to reveal the dynamics of Hungarian public policy by investigating the various public policy and political agendas using quantiative methods.The research takes place at MTA TK Institute for Political Science and is supported by the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA).


The research aims to create a consistent database of defining issues for the actors of Hungarian public policy - such as the parliament, the media, and the public actors. The reliability of the measurements is guaranteed by clearly defined, coherent coding rules, whereby the changes of the government’s priorities can be consistently traced in time and also in areas of the public policy.


At present, data collected within the framework of the project include budgets and final accounts, laws, decrees, interpellations, executive parliamentary speeches, urgent questions, members of Parliament elected between 1990 and 2014, committees of the National Assembly between 1990 and 2014, parties with members of Parliament between 1990 and 2014, leaders of the National Assembly's caucuses, front page headlines of Magyar Nemzet and Népszabadság, data of single-member districts, governments.


Project leaders


 Zsolt BODA

       · Principal investigator


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Miklós SEBŐK

       · Research director


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