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From Books on Ukraine to the Hungarian Elections: Latest in RevDem

Read the latest publications by the Review of Democracy, our online journal.

Five Books on Ukraine

Kasia Krzyzanowska selected 5 books to encourage a better understanding of the Ukrainian state and Ukrainian modern history and culture. This list is by no means comprehensive and serves as an invitation to explore Ukraine’s recent history further.

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Five Books on Putinism

Kasia Krzyzanowska and Michal Matlak have selected 5 books that encourage a better understanding of the aggressor: Vladimir Putin and the system he has created.

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Marlene Laruelle: Russian Society Is Very Different from Its Regime

Andrea Peto in conversation with Marlene Laruelle about illiberalism studies, whether Russia is fascist, the nature of Russia’s illiberalism, as well as its conservative soft power.

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The Conference on the Future of Europe as a Technopopulist Experiment

Carlo Invernizzi Accetti and Federico Ottavio Reho in their op-ed for RevDem claim that political parties and other intermediary bodies are central for the democratization of the European Union.

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Caroline Mezger: Youth and the Politicization of Germanness in Interwar Yugoslavia

A conversation with Caroline Mezger about her book, Forging Germans: Youth, Nation and the National Socialist Mobilization of Ethnic Germans in Yugoslavia (1918-1944).

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In Conversation with Robert Zaretsky: Irresistible Simone Veil

Simone Weil’s figure poses a challenge to each reader of hers. In this conversation, our editor Kasia Krzyzanowska speaks to prof. Robert Zarestky about the heroine of his recently published biography: Simone Weil.  

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Signe Larsen: The Federal Telos of the European Union

In this conversation with Kasia Krzyzanowska, Signe Larsen talks about the (largely unacknowledged) nature of the EU as a federation, varieties of constitutionalism within EU Member States, and the impact of colonial legacies on the EU.

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Crisis as a Trigger for New Ways of Thinking about Politics

A conversation with Cesare Cuttica, László Kontler, and Clara Maier concerning their recently released volume, Crisis and Renewal in the History of European Political Thought.

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Although the Liberal Democrats Won, the Word ‘Liberal’ is Still Not Popular in Czechia (Party Co-Op Series)

Zsolt Enyedi in conversation with Krystof Dolezal about party cooperation in Czechia during the 2021 parliamentary elections.

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In Conversation with Antonia Baraggia: Using Money to Protect the Rule of Law

In this podcast, Oliver Garner and Antonia Baraggia discuss the judgment on the budget conditionality regulation and conditionality as a constitutional tool.

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Maarten Prak: Democracy in Medieval and Early-Modern Towns Was Stronger than Democracy Post 1789

In this interview with Maarten Prak, hosted by Karen Culver, they discuss Maarten’s book Citizens without Nations: Urban Citizenship in Europe and the World c. 1000-1789.

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Sarah Dunstan: Black Thinkers Have Contested the Principles of Democracy in Ways That Are Central to the Experience of These Democracies

Sarah Dunstan talks with Ferenc Laczo about her new monograph Race, Rights and Reform, maps the landscape of Black activist thought across the French Empire and the US, and more.

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In Conversation with Ana Bobic: Disentangling Primacy and the Rule of Law Crisis

Teodora Miljojkovic interviews Dr. Ana Bobic on whether primacy and the Rule of Law crisis can be separated. They discuss the benefits of a theory of constitutional pluralism that adheres to a normative core for judicial dialogue and democratic legitimacy in the EU.

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Kiran Klaus Patel: The European Union Has Unexpectedly Become Too Important to Ignore

Ferenc Laczo discusses with Kiran Klaus Patel his latest book Europäische Integration. Geschichte und Gegenwart (European Integration: History and the Present Day).

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European Support for Democracy: Stress-Test Ahead in 2022

Ken Godfrey and Richard Youngs write about 5 issues on the horizon in 2022 that will test how far the EU really is committed to defending democratic values.

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Suzanne Schneider: How the Apocalypticism of the Islamic State Reflects Global Transformations

Suzanne Schneider discusses the modernity of new forms of jihad; shows how the Islamic State’s organizational structure, understanding of the law, and spectacular violence reflect broader contemporary trends.

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Hungary Before the Elections: Can the Opposition Win? (Party Co-Op Series)

Zsolt Enyedi discusses with Daniel Rona, director of the 21 Research Center, the key questions related to the cooperation between the opposition parties before the April elections.

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RevDem Thread: Transnational Lists and Beyond. How to Democratize Europe?

This is the first RevDem thread – a series of short pieces answering key questions about modern democracies from top experts and practitioners in the field.

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Adam Bodnar: What New Rights Do We Need to Better Protect Ourselves from Abuses of Power

In this op-ed Adam Bodnar, former Polish ombudsman, opines on new rights that should be included in the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

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