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Here you’ll find all the books written or edited by DI researchers.

Zsolt Cziganyik: Utopia Between East and West in Hungarian Literature

The book of our Research Fellow Zsolt Cziganyik focuses on the most important utopian and dystopian literary texts in nineteenth and twentieth-century Hungarian literature, and therefore widens the scope of the traditionally Anglophone canon.

Gabor Klaniczay, Balazs Trencsenyi, Gabor Gyani (eds.): The Historical Construction of National Consciousness

Edited by our researchers, Gabor Klaniczay, Balazs Trencsenyi, and Gabor Gyani (ELTE), the volume offers a unique insight into the complex and sensitive debate on national identity in post-1945 East Central Europe.

Zsuzsanna Szelenyi: Tainted Democracy

The book of Zsuzsanna Szelenyi, Program Director of the CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy offers accessible, nuanced insights into the global rise of populist autocracy, and how it can be challenged.

Eszter Kovats: Gender-madnesses in Germany and Hungary

The book of our Research Affiliate Eszter Kovats examines why and how the radical right in Germany and Hungary use gender in their politics, and how this relates to the political claims of so-called progressive actors in Western Europe and North America that invoke the concept of gender.

Andras Bozoki: Rolling Transition and the Role of Intellectuals

Utilizing a new and original framework for examining the role of intellectuals in countries transitioning to democracy, our Research Affiliate Andras Bozoki analyzes the rise and fall of dissident intellectuals in Hungary in the late 20th century.

Balint Magyar, Balint Madlovics: A Concise Field Guide to Post-Communist Regimes

The new book of our Senior Research Fellow Balint Magyar and Junior Research Fellow Balint Madlovics has been published by CEU Press.

Filip Milacic: Stateness and Democratic Consolidation

The new volume of our Research Affiliate, Filip Milacic, entitled Stateness and Democratic Consolidation – Lessons from Former Yugoslavia, comprehensively analyzes nation-building and democratization of the former Yugoslav republics.

Angela Kocze, Violetta Zentai, Jelena Jovanovic, Eniko Vincze (eds.): El movimiento de mujeres romaníes

The book, co-edited by Violetta Zentai, Lead Researcher of our Inequalities and Democracy Workgroup, is a unique attempt to narrate political struggles and movements through Romani women’s lens. Now its first translation is also available, in Spanish.

Ferenc Laczo, Balint Varga (eds.): The Global History of Hungary

The Hungarian-language volume co-edited by Ferenc Laczo, Editor of our Review of Democracy, is a major attempt to rethink the last 150 years of Hungary.

Peter Rado: Public Education and Politics

The new book of our Research Affiliate Peter Rado offers an overview of the public education system reform launched in 2010 and the education policy of the period that followed.