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Janos Kis

Senior Research Fellow / CEU University Professor

Political philosopher, graduated from ELTE in 1967. Researcher at MTA Institute of Philosophy until 1973 when dismissed for political reasons. A leading participant of the dissident movement, co-founder and first president of SZDSZ, a left-liberal party at the time of Hungary’s transition to democracy. Since 1992, affiliated with CEU as professor of philosophy & political science. Senior Research Fellow at DI since 2020. Research focus on moral and political equality, liberal foundations of democracy, conceptual characteristics of electoral autocracy. 

Books in English include; Constitutional Democracy (2002); Politics as a Moral Problem (2008), How Is Critical Economic Theory Possible? (With Gyorgy Bence and Gyorgy Markus [1972] forthcoming with a new preface by Janos Kis).