The article titled "The roots of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: evidence from Hungary", written by András Bíró-Nagy and András József Szászi is now available in the Journal of Behavioural Medicine.
DEMOS Leader Zsolt Boda Says "Populism Challenges Institutions of Liberal Democracies"
Populism is a complex term usually carrying a negative connotation, often associated with leaders who criticize the elite—be it political, academic or scientific—that their citizens view, and react to, with skepticism. Scholars have tried to define the term and label parties and politicians as such, but the H2020 Research and Innovation Action project DEMOS seeks to go beyond that, taking into account both the individual level, psychological roots of populist attitudes and describing the features and consequences of populist governance. In an interview for the Hungarian radio channel Civil Rádió on March 6, Zsolt Boda, the leader of DEMOS, spoke about the goals of the project. One of them is to cover populism through multiple manifestations across Europe and beyond, shedding light on its varieties, how populism relates to specific cultural contexts, and how different social actors react to the challenges of populism.
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Csaba Békés's new book entitled "Hungary's Cold War: International Relations from the End of World War II to the Fall of the Soviet Union" by University of North Carolina Press.
András Bíró-Nagy and Gergely Laki's study entitled "Non-compulsory compliance with the EU. Implementation of European Semester recommendations in the Visegrad countries" has been published in Intersections
„Youth Study Hungary 2021 - Discontent, Polarisation, Pro-Europeanism”, the new book by András Bíró-Nagy and Andrea Szabó on Hungarian youth has been published
New publication: Does cohort size matter? Assessing the effect of youth cohort size and peer influence on young people’s electoral participation
The article titled "Does cohort size matter? Assessing the effect of youth cohort size and peer influence on young people’s electoral participation", written by Godfred Bonnah Nksansah and Zsófia Papp is now available in the Journal of Youth Studies.
New publication: Environmental attitudes, environmental problems and party choice. A large-N comparative study
The new publication of Zsófia Papp titled "Environmental attitudes, environmental problems and party choice. A large-N comparative study" is now available in the Political Geography journal.
The new article by Veronika Patkós and Árpád Stump titled "Do electoral reforms tend to favour the incumbents? A quantitative analysis" is now available in the Acta Politica journal.
New publication: "Measuring partisan polarization with partisan differences in satisfaction with the government: the introduction of a new comparative approach"
Veronika Patkós' new article titled "Measuring partisan polarization with partisan differences in satisfaction with the government: the introduction of a new comparative approach" is now available in the Quality & Quantity journal.
New publication: Investigating the Effects of Self-centered Social Media Communication Style on User Engagement
A new article has been published in the Political Communication journal, entitled "Keep Them Engaged! Investigating the Effects of Self-centered Social Media Communication Style on User Engagement in 12 European Countries". It has been written by Márton Bene, Andrea Ceron, Vicente Fenoll, Jörg Haßler, Simon Kruschinski, Anders Olof Larsson, Melanie Magin, Katharina Schlosser and Anna-Katharina Wurst
A new article entitled "Strikingly similar: Comparing visual political communication of populist and non-populist parties across 28 countries" is now available in the European Journal of Communication. It was authored by Xénia Farkas, Daniel Jackson, Paweł Baranowski, Márton Bene, Uta Russmann, and Anastasia Veneti.