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General news and activity relating to the CEU Democracy Institute.

Bálint Magyar, Bálint Madlovics: Hungary 2022: Election Manipulation and the Regime’s Attempts at Electoral Fraud

“The regime’s systematic effort to rig the elections is clearly evident, with a wide range of sophisticated tools to achieve this,” our researchers Bálint Magyar and Bálint Madlovics write in their report on the Hungarian elections.

Zsolt Enyedi and Fernando Casal Bertoa on the Bear Hug of Authoritarianism in Foreign Policy

“Little has been said about Russia’s continuous attacks on the Ukrainian party system and democracy since the country’s independence in August 1991,” our Research Affiliate Zsolt Enyedi and Fernando Casal Bertoa (University of Nottingham) write in their article in Foreign Policy.

Marek Hojsik, Georgeta Munteanu and Violetta Zentai (eds.): From the Shadow to the Limelight: The Value of Civil Society Policy Monitoring Knowledge in Roma Equality Struggles

The volume provides critical reflections on contemporary practices of civil society monitoring of policy formation and implementation in the field of Roma equality across Europe.

Stephen Stec Presented at United Nations Environment Assembly

The Assembly held a Special Session, where Stephen Stec, lead researcher of our Environment and Democracy Workgroup presented the “The UNEP We Want" report.

EP VP Barley and MEP Piri Visited CEU Democracy Institute

Katarina Barley, Vice President of the European Parliament and MEP Kati Piri visited the CEU Democracy Institute and met CEU Pro-Rector Eva Fodor, our Co-Directors, Laszlo Bruszt and Renata Uitz, and researcher Dimitry Kochenov.

Laurent Pech and Petra Bard Co-author EP Study

The European Commission “should be mindful of deliberate attempts to deceive” its Annual Rule of Law Report by those “engaged in the systemic dismantlement of checks and balances and their proxies,” our researchers Laurent Pech and Petra Bard write in their study requested by the European Parliament's LIBE and AFCO Committees.

New Project: Knowledge Transfer in Global Gender Programs

The project aims to better understand knowledge transfer and policy production in the Global Programs to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, Gender-biased Sex Selection, and Child Marriage.

“It’s About One Part of a Team Leaving, and the Other Taking the Power”

Can a series of mass protests lead to democratization? The latest discussion in our Hotspots of Democracy series explored the situation in Kazakhstan and helped putting the local developments in a regional frame.

Illiberal Democrats Go Global

Did you miss our discussion with Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, Thiago de Souza Amparo and Renata Uitz? Watch it now!

Book Launch: Routledge Handbook of Illiberalism

Did you miss our event with Shalini Randeria, László Bruszt, Mathias Möschel, Michael Ignatieff, Stephen Holmes, Helena Rosenblatt, András Sajó and Renáta Uitz? Watch it now!