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General news and activity relating to the CEU Democracy Institute.

Party System Closure: New Book by Zsolt Enyedi and Fernando Casal Bertoa

Oxford University Press publishes the new book of Zsolt Enyedi, Lead Researcher of our De-/Re-Democratization Workgroup, co-authored with Fernando Casal Bertoa, entitled Party System Closure - Party Alliances, Government Alternatives, and Democracy in Europe.

“We Should Not Hurry With Our Assumption That Democracies Are Falling and Autocracy Is Successful”

The online roundtable discussion sought answers to examine whether China’s Covid-19 management legitimizes its non-democratic system.

Petra Bard Quoted In The New York Times

The New York Times covered a lawsuit against a Hungarian journalist, and quoted our Research Affiliate, Petra Bard.

Applications To Bibo Free University Spring Courses Now Open

The Free University, hosted by CEU Democracy Institute, brings together Hungarians of differing viewpoints and different generations to discuss the social, economic and political problems of Hungary and the European Union in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Apply now to its spring courses!

Job Opening: Lead Researcher for the De- and Re-Democratization Workgroup

The chosen candidate will be appointed as a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow at the DI in Budapest and visiting professor at the Political Sciences Department of CEU.

“It Is as Difficult To Imagine the Post-Putin Era in the Russian Federation as Life on Mars”

The online roundtable of the CEU Democracy Institute brought together distinguished experts who sought an answer to the question: Can we still believe in Russian democracy?

The Future of Democracy in EU Member States

Debates on the state of democracy in EU Member States have been intensifying. In a debate organized by the CEU Democracy Institute, chaired by Dimitry Kochenov and moderated by R. Daniel Kelemen, Vera Jourova, Clement Beaune and Michal Simecka addressed the question how to strengthen democracy at the national level.

Hungarian Spectrum Features CEU Democracy Institute

"The institute and its programs will undoubtedly be a highlight of Budapest intellectual life,” Eva S. Balogh, Professor of History and former Dean of Morse College at Yale University writes on Hungarian Spectrum.

Job Opening: One-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Jewish Studies Program

The Jewish Studies Program at Central European University and the CEU Democracy Institute invites applications for a post-doctoral research fellowship on a topic related to Jewish cultural, visual and literary studies.

CEU Democracy Institute Event Explores the Options and a Possible Future of Belarus

The online roundtable brought together distinguished experts who looked for an answer to the question: Is there a winner six months after the 2020 elections in Belarus?