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

Zsuzsanna Szelenyi: Tainted Democracy

The book of Zsuzsanna Szelenyi, Program Director of the CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy offers accessible, nuanced insights into the global rise of populist autocracy, and how it can be challenged.

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.

Andreas Schedler: Making Sense of Electoral Violence: The Narrative Frame of Organized Crime in Mexico

Andreas Schedler, lead researcher of our De- and Re-Democratization Workgroup, provides some insight about organized electoral violence in Mexico in his most recent piece for the Journal of Latin American Studies.

Janos Kis: How Is Critical Economic Theory Possible? – Preface

The book’s “concerns respond to the parallel upsurge and defeat of the New Left in the West and the Prague Spring in Eastern Europe, and the ideological tensions between those parallel movements,” our Senior Research Fellow Janos Kis writes in the new Preface of How Is Critical Economic Theory Possible?

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.

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.