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Andrea Peto, Ayse Gul Altinay: Transformative Activism: Feminist and Queer Imaginaries

“How do feminist and queer activist imaginaries respond to, initiate, mitigate, enable and complicate the ongoing process of radical transformation in the world?,” our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto and Ayse Gul Altinay ask in their co-edited special issue of the European Journal of Women's Studies.

Matthijs Bogaards, Andrea Peto: Gender and Illiberalism in Post-Communist Europe

Often, opposition to gender equality and anti‐gender campaigns take place in countries that are witnessing a decline in democratic quality, our Research Affiliates Matthijs Bogaards and Andrea Peto write in the special issue of Politics and Governance, edited by them.

Georgiana Turculet: Gender Research at the Nexus of the Social Sciences and Humanities

Our Research Affiliate Georgiana Turculet was lead guest editor for the Special Issue "Gender Research at the Nexus of the Social Sciences and Humanities."

Andrea Krizsan, Conny Roggeband: Retrocesos democráticos y oposición a los derechos de las mujeres: Desafíos actuales para las políticas feministas

Our Senior Research Fellow Andrea Krizsan and Conny Roggeband (University of Amsterdam) propose a conceptual framework to discuss two interrelated realms: backsliding on gender equality policies and the emerging political space for feminist responses to this backsliding.

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.