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Academic Articles

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

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.

Felipe G. Santos, Dorit Geva: Populist Strategy in the European Parliament: How the Anti-gender Movement Sabotaged Deliberation About Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights

In their article in the European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, our Research Affiliate Dorit Geva, and Felipe G. Santos (City, University of London) analyze how right-wing populism undermines democracy by identifying how populist strategy works in parliamentary democracy.

Dimitry Kochenov, Petra Bard: Kirchberg Salami Lost in Bosphorus: The Multiplication of Judicial Independence Standards and the Future of the Rule of Law in Europe

“A number of European courts demonstrate how the vital rule of law issues can be solved without endangering the system of values underpinning the integration project,” our researchers Dimitry Kochenov and Petra Bard write in their article in Journal of Common Market Studies.

Bernadett Sebaly: Strengthening Democracies Through Broader Participation?

“Community organizing is a new approach to civil society development in post-socialist Eastern Europe,” our Research Affiliate Bernadett Sebaly writes in her article in Sozial Extra.

Filip Milacic: Stateness and Democratic Backsliding in the Former Yugoslavia: How Political Actors Subvert Democracy in the Name of the Nation

“A democracy can emerge within the context of unresolved matters of state and nation but it is unlikely that it will flourish,” our Research Affiliate Filip Milacic writes in his article in Nations and Nationalism.

Martin Molder, Zsolt Enyedi and Fernando Casal Bertoa: Party System Closure and the Liberal Dimension of Democracy: A Double-edged Sword

Infrequent government changes and the exclusion of new parties from the governmental arena have a detrimental role,” our Research Affiliate Zsolt Enyedi, Martin Molder and Fernando Casal Bertoa write in their article in Italian Political Science Review, published by Cambridge University Press.

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.