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Balint Mikola

Post-doctoral Fellow

Bálint is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow working on the project "Neo-authoritarianisms in Europe and the Liberal Democratic Response" (AUTHLIB), covering several administrative and research roles. His current research mostly focuses on what policies illiberal regimes adopt in power, and what variations might be detected across different policy areas. Beyond that, he also contributes to theoretical work on the definitions of illiberalism, as well as creating a multi-dimensional map of illiberalism that allows for the identification of country-specific configurations.

Until June 2021, Bálint has served as Head of Communications and Research at Transparency International Hungary, involved in several research and advocacy projects. Before that, he did his PhD at CEU, exploring online forms of political participation through the examples of Podemos and the Five Star Movement. His work has been published in several journals and presented at international conferences and workshops. He successfully defended his PhD at CEU in 2019.