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DI researchers publish academic articles, books, book chapters, reports, working papers, etc. Here you'll find all of them. 

Andreas Schedler: Minimalist Storytelling: The Natural Framing of Electoral Violence by Mexican Media

Adapting to the enduring epidemic of violence, Mexican print media “have adopted a minimalist reporting style that gives only thin, formulaic accounts of violent events,” Andreas Schedler, lead researcher of our De- and Re-Democratization Workgroup writes in his article in The Journal of Politics in Latin America.

Renata Uitz: The Urban Landscape of Illiberalism: Erasing Traces of Dissent from the Public Square in Hungary

In her chapter in Democratic Crisis Revisited, our Co-director Renata Uitz explores how traces of dissent have been erased from the public square in Hungary.

Felipe G. Santos, Dorit Geva: Populist Strategy in the European Parliament: How the Anti-gender Movement Sabotaged Deliberation About Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights

In their article in the European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, our Research Affiliate Dorit Geva, and Felipe G. Santos (City, University of London) analyze how right-wing populism undermines democracy by identifying how populist strategy works in parliamentary democracy.

Georgiana Turculet: Academics Stuck in Movement Amidst Precarity, Hypermobility, and Vulnerability

In her chapter in Academic Freedom and Precarity in the Global North our Research Affiliate Georgiana Turculet raises several normative questions around the phenomenon of being stuck in movement, which are underexamined in the literature of ethics of migration.

Eszter Kovats: Gender-madnesses in Germany and Hungary

The book of our Research Affiliate Eszter Kovats examines why and how the radical right in Germany and Hungary use gender in their politics, and how this relates to the political claims of so-called progressive actors in Western Europe and North America that invoke the concept of gender.

Dimitry Kochenov, Petra Bard: Kirchberg Salami Lost in Bosphorus: The Multiplication of Judicial Independence Standards and the Future of the Rule of Law in Europe

“A number of European courts demonstrate how the vital rule of law issues can be solved without endangering the system of values underpinning the integration project,” our researchers Dimitry Kochenov and Petra Bard write in their article in Journal of Common Market Studies.

Andras Bozoki: Rolling Transition and the Role of Intellectuals

Utilizing a new and original framework for examining the role of intellectuals in countries transitioning to democracy, our Research Affiliate Andras Bozoki analyzes the rise and fall of dissident intellectuals in Hungary in the late 20th century.

Bernadett Sebaly: Strengthening Democracies Through Broader Participation?

“Community organizing is a new approach to civil society development in post-socialist Eastern Europe,” our Research Affiliate Bernadett Sebaly writes in her article in Sozial Extra.

Leyla Safta-Zecheria: The Authoritarian Turn Against Academics in Turkey

“Academic solidarity with vulnerabilized groups has come to be penalized by authoritarian governments through criminalization and precarization of academics,” our Research Affiliate Leyla Safta-Zecheria writes in her chapter in Opening Up the University.

Filip Milacic: Stateness and Democratic Backsliding in the Former Yugoslavia: How Political Actors Subvert Democracy in the Name of the Nation

“A democracy can emerge within the context of unresolved matters of state and nation but it is unlikely that it will flourish,” our Research Affiliate Filip Milacic writes in his article in Nations and Nationalism.