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Petra Bard, Nora Chronowski, Zoltan Fleck: Inventing Constitutional Identity in Hungary

“Hungary's public law history has few elements that are compatible with modern constitutional values,” our Research Affiliate Petra Bard and co-authors Nora Chronowski and Zoltan Fleck write in their paper, published in MTA Law Working Papers.

Zoltan Fleck, Nora Chronowski, Petra Bard: The Crisis of the Rule of Law, Democracy and Fundamental Rights in Hungary

“The EU is harboring a Member State which, through a method of abusive constitutionalism, is not a constitutional democracy anymore,” our Research Affiliate Petra Bard and co-authors Zoltan Fleck and Nora Chronowski write in their paper, published in MTA Law Working Papers.

Jennifer McCoy: Why Hungary Re-elected a Pro-Putin Regime—and What Factors May Shift That Support

“Orban faced his most serious challenge from a broad-spectrum opposition coalition,” still, he “won more popular votes than ever before,” our Research Affiliate Jennifer McCoy writes in her post for the Scholars Strategy Network.

Petra Bard, Anita Koncsik, Zsolt Kortvelyesi: Tactics Against Criticism of Autocratization - The Hungarian Government and the EU’s Prolonged Toleration

Scholars and decision-makers fall “prey to illiberal tactics of misusing argument in the rule of law debate,” our Research Affiliate Petra Bard and co-authors Anita Koncsik and Zsolt Kortvelyesi write in their paper, published in MTA Law Working Papers.

Renata Uitz: From Shrinking to Closing Civil Society Space in Hungary

“It remains to be seen how far the Hungarian government is willing to go in following the Russian playbook on suppressing public participation in politics,” our Co-Director Renata Uitz writes in her post on Verfassungsblog.

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.

Marius Dragomir: Journalism and War: Bracing for Impact

Many journalists expect a fall in advertising revenue, the closure of media outlets and increasing government control over the media as a consequence of the war in Ukraine, Marius Dragomir, Director of our Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) writes in his new report.

Renata Uitz: Hungary’s 2022 Elections: Prospects for Political and Constitutional Change

“An upcoming referendum in Hungary, coinciding with national elections, will test the popular support of Prime Minister Viktor Orban,” our Co-Director Renata Uitz writes in her article on ConstitutionNet.

Marius Dragomir: Why Is Iran Shaking up Its Media?

A major reform of Iran’s media is underway, but the strategy is a mess, Marius Dragomir, Director of our Center for Media, Data and Society writes in his article on MediaPowerMonitor.

Zsolt Enyedi: Orban’s Great Power Politics

“The specific statements he made on Ukraine, Brussels, Berlin and on the Balkans should be interpreted not as campaign slogans but as indications of how Orban actually sees the world,” Zsolt Enyedi, lead researcher of our De-/Re-Democratization Workgroup writes in his post on LSE’s EUROPP blog.