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Academic Articles

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

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.

Barbara Grabowska-Moroz, Anna Wojcik: Reframing LGBT Rights Advocacy in the Context of the Rule of Law Backsliding

“Specific elements of rule of law backsliding enable authorities to apply discriminatory legal instruments to limit the targeted minority’s rights,” our researchers Barbara Grabowska-Moroz and Anna Wojcik write in their article published in Intersections.

Zsuzsa Vidra, Michael Zeller: Illiberalism, Polarization, Social Resilience, and Resistance

“Illiberal regimes undermine human rights norms that entail equal legal protections of citizens and social groups,” our Research Fellow Zsuzsa Vidra and Michael Zeller, researcher of DI’s BRaVE project write in their article in Intersections.