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

Dimitry Kochenov, Graham Butler: Independence of the Court of Justice of the European Union: Unchecked Member States Power after the Sharpston Affair

Questions have rarely arisen about the judicial independence of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Dimitry Kochenov, lead researcher of our Rule of Law Workgroup and Graham Butler (Aarhus University) write in their article in European Law Journal.

Petra Bard, Dimitry Kochenov: War as a Pretext To Wave the Rule of Law Goodbye? The Case for an EU Constitutional Awakening

“The Russian aggression against Ukraine has also served as a pretext for putting aside internal discussions about the rule of law,” our researchers Petra Bard and Dimitry Kochenov write in their article in European Law Journal.

Petra Bard: In Courts We Trust, or Should We? Judicial Independence as the Precondition for the Effectiveness of EU Law

The “EU possesses an arsenal of tools to address dissuasively rule of law problems in the Member States,” our Research Affiliate Petra Bard argues in her article in European Law Journal.

Beata Bako: Governing without Being in Power?: Controversial Promises for a New Transition to the Rule of Law in Hungary

In Hungary, “Fidesz cemented all significant rules, institutions and positions into the constitution and cardinal laws,” our Research Affiliate Beata Bako writes in her article in Heidelberg Journal of International Law.

Elena Basheska: EU Enlargement in Disregard of the Rule of Law

Enlargement of the European Union is a process intertwined in politics more so than rule of law, Elena Basheska, our post-doctoral research fellow, writes in the Hague Journal on the Rule of Law. 

Daniel Kovarek, Levente Littvay: Greater Than the Sum of Its Part(ie)s: Opposition Comeback in the 2019 Hungarian Local Elections

“In October 2019, Hungary has seen its most competitive election for a decade”, Levente Littvay, Research Affiliate of our De-/Re-Democratization Workgroup and Daniel Kovarek (CEU Doctoral School of Political Science) write in their article in East European Politics.

Zsolt Enyedi, Fernando Casal Bertoa: The Future Is Not What It Used to Be: The Failure of Bipolarisation

“Arguably, the most fundamental question one can ask about a party system is whether it is bipolar or not,” Zsolt Enyedi, Lead Researcher of our De-/Re-Democratization Workgroup and Fernando Casal Bertoa (University of Nottingham) write in their article in Irish Political Studies.

Sarah Ganty: Integration Duties in the European Union: Four Models

“Integration is becoming increasingly important in law, due to the growing involvement of the legislative, executive and judicial powers at European, national, regional and local levels,” our Research Affiliate Sarah Ganty writes in Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law.

Erin K. Jenne: Varieties of Nationalism in the Age of Covid-19

“We can learn something about the role of nationalism in the management of public health crises by looking at the variable state responses to the arrival of the virus within their borders,” our Research Affiliate Erin Kristin Jenne writes in her article in Nationalities Papers, published by Cambridge University Press.

Gabor Simonovits, Jennifer McCoy, Levente Littvay: Democratic Hypocrisy and Out-group Threat: Explaining Citizen Support for Democratic Erosion

“Individual support for norm-eroding policies increases when their own party is in power,” our Research Affiliate Levente Littvay, Gabor Simonovits (CEU Department of Political Science) and Jennifer McCoy (Georgia State University) write in their article to be published in The Journal of Politics.