New publication of Balázs Böcskei and Eszter Farkas has been published on the “The Loop” website. "The Loop" is the official blog of the ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research).
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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Rudolf Metz and Réka Várnagy have just published a new article entitled “Mass,” “Movement,” “Personal,” or “Cartel” Party? Fidesz’s Hybrid Organisational Strategy in Politics and Governance.
New publication: How Orbán won? Neoliberal disenchantment and the grand strategy of financial nationalism to reconstruct capitalism and regain autonomy
Miklós Sebők and Jasper Simons have published their article entitled "How Orbán won? Neoliberal disenchantment and the grand strategy of financial nationalism to reconstruct capitalism and regain autonomy" in Socio-Economic Review.
Tibor Valuch's new book entitled "Everyday Life under Communism and After Lifestyle and Consumption in Hungary, 1945–2000" has been published by CEU Press.
Rudolf Metz’s new article entitled 'The missing link: Studying political leadership from the followers’ perspective' has been published in Politics.
Hungarian Comparative Agendas Project's new book entitled Policy Agendas in Autocracy, and Hybrid Regimes. The Case of Hungary (eds. Miklós Sebők and Zsolt Boda) has been published by Palgrave Macmillan.
New publication: how Orbán won? Neoliberal disenchantment and the grand strategy of financial nationalism to reconstruct capitalism and regain autonomy (eds. Miklós Sebők, Jasper Simons)
Miklós Sebők and Jasper Simons’ new article entitled ’How Orbán won? Neoliberal disenchantment and the grand strategy of financial nationalism to reconstruct capitalism and regain autonomy’ has been published in Oxford University Press.
New publication: Does partisan polarisation predict economic growth? Evidence from 27 European countries
New publication by Veronika Patkós. Several scholars have suggested that political dividedness has harmful effects on economic performance. Interestingly, empirical tests tackling this argument are almost entirely absent.
David Wineroither and Rudolf Metz's article entitled “A Tale of Odds and Ratios: Political Preference Formation in Postindustrial Democracies" has been published in Politische Vierteljahresschrift
Eszter Farkas's article entitled “Discussing immigration in an illiberal media environment: Hungarian political scientists about the migration crisis in online public discourses" has been published in European Political Science.