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Academic Articles

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

Dorottya Redai: Lesbian Resistance Through Fairytales. The Story of a Children’s Book Clashing With an Authoritarian Anti-Gender Regime in Hungary

“After its release, the book [A Fairytale for Everyone] became the target of anti-gender attacks,” our Research Affiliate Dorottya Redai writes in her article in the Journal of Lesbian Studies.

Rafal Manko: Legal Survivals and the Resilience of Juridical Form

Legal institutions refer, in their original design, to a certain normality, but between the moment of creation of a legal institution and its application to future situations there is always a time lag, our Research Affiliate Rafal Manko writes in his article in Law and Critique.

Cansu Civelek: Beyond Lawfare: An Analysis of Law’s Temporality Through Russian-Doll Urbanization From Turkey

The article of our Post-doctoral Fellow, Cansu Civelek, published in the Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR), opens a discussion about how temporalities in spatial and legal spheres are interlinked and shape both policymaking and governance mechanisms and resistance practices.

Erin K. Jenne et al.: New Directions in the Study of Populism in International Relations

In their article in International Studies Review, our Research Affiliate Erin K. Jenne and her co-authors argue that “it is important for analysis to move beyond the state level and view populism as a concept and phenomenon of international relations rather than simply a factor of foreign policy.”

Gabor Simonovits, Alexander Bor: Stability and Change in the Opinion–Policy Relationship: Evidence From Minimum Wage Laws

In their article in Research & Politics, Gabor Simonovits and our Post-Doctoral Fellow Alexander Bor replicate and extend a recent study to assess how policy bias evolves in time.

Balazs Vedres, Orsolya Vasarhelyi: Inclusion Unlocks the Creative Potential of Gender Diversity in Teams

“Gender diversity requires inclusion as well to see increased collective creativity,” our Senior Research Fellow Balazs Vedres and Post-doctoral Fellow Orsolya Vasarhelyi argue in Nature Scientific Reports.

Laura Rahm: Policy Transfer in Global Programs: A Comparative Analysis of Select Countries in Asia and the Caucasus

“Global programs are crucial actors in transnational policy transfer but understudied in literature,” our Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow Laura Rahm writes in her article in the Special Issue of Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice.

Andreas Schedler: Rethinking Political Polarization

When played among ‘democratic enemies,’ democracy stops being ‘the only game in town,’” Andreas Schedler, lead researcher of our De- and Re-Democratization Workgroup writes in his article in Political Science Quarterly.

Balint Madlovics, Balint Magyar: Kaczynski’s Poland and Orban’s Hungary

The paper of our researchers, Balint Madlovics and Balint Magyar, published in the Journal of Right-Wing Studies, discusses the regimes of Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Poland and Viktor Orban in Hungary from the perspective of a curious paradox.

Sarah Ganty, Dimitry Kochenov, Suryapratim Roy: Unlawful Nationality-Based Bans from the Schengen Zone: Poland, Finland, and the Baltic States against Russian Citizens and EU Law

There is no legal way under current European Union law to adopt a citizenship-based ban on entering the Schengen zone, our Research Affiliate Sarah Ganty, Dimitry Kochenov, lead researcher of our Rule of Law Workgroup and Suryapratim Roy (Trinity College Dublin) argue in their article in the Yale Journal of International Law.