Kim Lane Scheppele

Kim Lane Scheppele is a Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. She has taught at Yale Law School, the University of Michigan Law School, Humboldt University Law Faculty, Erasmus/Rotterdam University Law School and in 2016 will teach at Harvard Law School. In the 1990’s, she worked at the Hungarian Constitutional Court as a researcher and is well known for her work on constitutionalism in Hungary since 1990.


How Orbán Manipulates Markets to Suppress Hungary’s Opposition

In Viktor Orbán's self-styled illiberal democracy, power is maintained through patronage and cronyism built around public jobs and EU money.

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The Rule of Law Challenge in Europe: From Hungary to Poland

In 2013, Rui Tavares, then Portuguese Member of the European Parliament among the Greens-EFA group, put forward a report that investigated the threats to fundamental rights that Orban’s government had given rise to in Hungary since 2010, and proposed mechanisms for a common European response to such actions, both in Hungary and potential future similar cases.

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