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Academic Articles

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

Zsolt Cziganyik, Judit Banhazi: The Cyclical Nature of History, According to Anthony Burgess in the Light of the Augustinian–Pelagian Dichotomy of the Wanting Seed

“The interpretation of time has been a challenge to philosophers, writers, and common people alike since the dawn of mankind, more precisely, since the appearance of ancient, natural religions,” our Research Fellow Zsolt Cziganyik and Judit Banhazi (ELTE) write in their article in The AnaChronisT.

Milan W. Svolik, Elena Avramovska, Johanna Lutz, Filip Milacic: In Europe, Democracy Erodes from the Right

“When faced with a choice between democracy and partisan loyalty, policy priorities, or ideological dogmas, who will put democracy first?”, our Research Affiliate Filip Milacic, Milan W. Svolik, Elena Avramovska and Johanna Lutz ask in their latest article in Journal of Democracy. 

Julia Sonnevend, Olivia Steiert: The Power of Predictability: How Angela Merkel Constructed Her Authenticity on Instagram

“Instead of shaping her online persona according to the traditions and style of Instagram, Merkel attempted to bend Instagram to host her unique persona,” our Research Affiliate Julia Sonnevend and her PhD student Olivia Steiert write in New Media & Society.

Alexander Bor, Frederik Jorgensen, Michael Bang Petersen: Discriminatory Attitudes Against the Unvaccinated During a Global Pandemic

In their article in Nature, our Post-doctoral Fellow Alexander Bor and co-authors Frederik Jorgensen and Michael Bang Petersen quantify discriminatory attitudes between vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens in 21 countries.

Vera Messing, Zsuzsanna Arendas: ‘I Was Told the Position Has Already Been Filled’ – Barriers to Mobility and Coping Strategies of Highly Qualified Roma Youth on Their Way to the Business Sector in Hungary

Our research fellows Vera Messing and Zsuzsanna Arendas wrote for the East European Journal of Society and Politics about the barriers to mobility and coping strategies of highly qualified Roma youth on their way to the business sector in Hungary.

Barbara Grabowska-Moroz: The Systemic Implications of the Supranational Legal Order for the Practice of the Rule of Law

“The European Union legal order constitutes an important challenge to traditional thinking about the rule of law,” our Post-doctoral Research Fellow Barbara Grabowska-Moroz writes in her article for The Hague Journal on the Rule of Law.

Petra Bard, Viktor Zoltan Kazai: Enforcement of a Formal Conception of the Rule of Law as a Potential Way Forward to Address Backsliding: Hungary as a Case Study

The presumption ‘once a democracy, always a democracy,’ “proved to be wrong,” our Research Affiliate Petra Bard and Viktor Zoltan Kazai write in their article for The Hague Journal on the Rule of Law.

Matthijs Bogaards, Andrea Peto: Gender and Illiberalism in Post-Communist Europe

Often, opposition to gender equality and anti‐gender campaigns take place in countries that are witnessing a decline in democratic quality, our Research Affiliates Matthijs Bogaards and Andrea Peto write in the special issue of Politics and Governance, edited by them.

Andreas Schedler: Making Sense of Electoral Violence: The Narrative Frame of Organized Crime in Mexico

Andreas Schedler, lead researcher of our De- and Re-Democratization Workgroup, provides some insight about organized electoral violence in Mexico in his most recent piece for the Journal of Latin American Studies.

Andreas Schedler: Minimalist Storytelling: The Natural Framing of Electoral Violence by Mexican Media

Adapting to the enduring epidemic of violence, Mexican print media “have adopted a minimalist reporting style that gives only thin, formulaic accounts of violent events,” Andreas Schedler, lead researcher of our De- and Re-Democratization Workgroup writes in his article in The Journal of Politics in Latin America.