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De-/Re-Democratization

Semi-authoritarian regimes are manipulating elections from Ankara to Yangon, yet they maintain a genuine base of support. To understand the dynamics of the vitality of such regimes, the Institute studies their propaganda, social and media policies, electoral strategies, informal power relations, and actors of influence, producing scholarship relevant for both academics and practitioners.

Researchers

Zsolt Enyedi Lead Researcher / CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Andreas Schedler Lead Researcher / Senior Research Fellow
Daniel Bochsler CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor
Matthijs Bogaards CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Associate Professor
Andras Bozoki CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Laszlo Bruszt Co-director / CEU Professor
Dorit Geva CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Erin Kristin Jenne CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
David Karas OSUN Post-doctoral Fellow
Janos Kis Senior Research Fellow / CEU University Professor
Levente Littvay CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Balint Madlovics Junior Research Fellow
Balint Magyar Senior Research Fellow
Jennifer McCoy Research Affiliate
Inna Melnykovska CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Assistant Professor
Wolfgang Merkel Senior Research Fellow
Filip Milacic Research Affiliate
Edgar Sar Research Affiliate
Carsten Q. Schneider CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
Julia Sonnevend Research Affiliate
Andras Szalai Research Fellow
Lili Turza Research Affiliate

News

Erin Jenne Receives CEU 2022 Research Excellence Award

Our Research Affiliate Erin Jenne has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 CEU Research Excellence Award for her exceptional performance in terms of research and publications this academic year.

DI Coordinates New Horizon Europe Grant Project

The Neo-Authoritarianisms in Europe and the Liberal Democratic Response project brings a consortium of eight institutions from across Europe together to study how liberal democracies can respond to their challengers.

Balint Magyar on Putin and Orban

“Putin's and Orban's regimes are almost identical, both are post-communist mafia states,” our Senior Research Fellow Balint Magyar said in an interview with ARD.

How Do Hungarian Politicians Reach Their Voters?

Television is still the main source of political information for Hungarians, our Research Affiliate Zsolt Enyedi and Andrea Szabo write in their fifth article on Telex.hu, analyzing the results of a survey commissioned by the CEU Democracy Institute.

Hungary Is the Most Right-Wing Nation in Europe

In their fourth article on Telex.hu our Research Affiliate Zsolt Enyedi and Andrea Szabo analyzed the ideological environment of the Hungarian elections, based on a survey by Zavecz Research commissioned by the CEU Democracy Institute.

Audiovisuals

The Nationalism-Populism-Social Conservatism Database of Presidents and Prime Ministers

Did you miss the presentation of our Research Affiliate Erin Jenne, who introduced the Nationalism-Populism-Social Conservatism database of chief executives? Watch it now!

New Podcast: Zsolt Enyedi on the Hungarian Election

Our Research Affiliate Zsolt Enyedi was interviewed by Cas Mudde for his Radikaal Podcast series.

Overcoming Pernicious Polarization and Protecting Democracy

Did you miss this lecture on polarization and protecting democracy by our Research Affiliate Jennifer McCoy? Watch it now!

Stateness and Democratic Consolidation: Lessons from Former Yugoslavia

Did you miss this lecture by Filip Milacic, Senior Researcher for Democracy and Society at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Vienna? Watch it now!

Populism, Political Conflict and Grass Roots Organization in Latin America

Ken Roberts talks to Levente Littvay about "Populism, Political Conflict and Grass Roots Organization in Latin America."