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Here you’ll find academic articles written by DI researchers.

Michael Zeller: Patterns Of Demobilization: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) of Far-Right Demonstration Campaigns

“Scholarship on social movement lifecycles has focused on mobilization processes, with relatively less attention on the ends, demobilization,” Michael Zeller, researcher of DI’s BRaVE project writes in his article published in Mobilization.

Erin Jenne, Peter Visnovitz: Populist Argumentation in Foreign Policy: The Case of Hungary Under Viktor Orbán, 2010–2020

“In foreign policy populism serves as a political argument to enable status elevation on the international stage,” our Research Affiliate Erin K. Jenne and Peter Visnovitz argue in their article published as part of a special issue on populism in foreign policy in Comparative European Politics.

Andrea Peto: The Illiberal Memory Politics in Hungary

The erection of statues of Horthy, Hungary’s controversial interwar leader, demonstrates that a paradigm shift successfully reshapes memory discourse, our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto writes in her article published in Journal of Genocide Research.

Abel Beremenyi: ‘The More Successful, the More Apolitical’. Romani Mentors’ Mixed Experiences With an Intra-Ethnic Mentoring Project

“Mentoring remains highly apolitical, having as its primary object ‘people to be developed’ and not the structure that is to do the developing,” our Research Fellow Abel Beremenyi writes in his article published by the British Journal of Sociology of Education.

Wolfgang Merkel and Anna Luhrmann on the Resilience of Democracies

“Why are some democracies more resilient than others to the current trend of autocratization?”, our Senior Research Fellow Wolfgang Merkel and his co-author Anna Luhrmann ask in their article published in Democratization.

Gabriel Cepaluni, Michael Dorsch, Reka Branyiczki: Political Regimes and Deaths in the Early Stages of the Covid-19 Pandemic

“Countries with more democratic political institutions experienced deaths on a larger per capita scale than less democratic countries,” our Research Affiliate Michael Dorsch and co-authors Gabriel Cepaluni and Reka Branyiczki write in their article published in Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice.

Andrea Peto, Borbala Juhasz: “Kulturkampf” in Hungary about Reproductive Rights: Actors and Agenda

“Traditional ideas about ‘left’ and ‘right’ and ‘progressive’ and ‘conservative’ need to be rethought,” our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto and Borbala Juhasz write in their article published in Zeitschrift für Menschenrechte.

Conny Roggeband, Andrea Krizsan: The Selective Closure of Civic Space

“Governments attempt to reorganize civic space through a dual process of selective in- and exclusion of civil society organizations,” Conny Roggeband (University of Amsterdam) and our Senior Research Fellow Andrea Krizsan write in their article published in Global Policy.

Andrea Peto, Fanni Svegel: The Impacts of Wartime Rape and Gynecologists’ Lobbying Power on Birth Control in Hungary

Our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto and Fanni Svegel examine in their article, published in Per Aspera ad Astra, how wartime rape and the gynecologists’ lobbying power affected birth control in Hungary.

Andrea Peto, Ildiko Barna: ‘Unfettered Freedom’ Revisited: Hungarian Historical Journals between 1989 and 2018

The question of where “dilettantish or propaganda-oriented historians are coming from has not been asked,” our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto and Ildiko Barna write in their article in Contemporary European History, published online by Cambridge University Press.