19.03.2021
EU Gender Equality Strategy: Too Little but Not Too Late

The EU’s strategy for tackling gender discrimination may be a new chapter for gender equality in Europe, but the road ahead is long and winding.

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18.12.2020
The Rule of Law Compromise: The EU’s Gift to Autocrats

While it has been framed as a success, the EU budget deal represents an alarming blow to the European Commission’s power to uphold the rule of law.

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08.12.2020
National Capitalism in Orbán’s Hungary

Explanations for democratic backsliding in Hungary have so far neglected the role of neoliberalism and the resultant economic disintegration.

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30.11.2020
How Orbán Exploited a Pandemic

The Hungarian government has attempted to exploit the pandemic for its own ends – at great cost to the population.

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17.11.2020
Hiding in the Concrete Jungle: Covid-19 and Eastern Europe’s Built Heritage

The pandemic has exposed how access to quality, safe housing is a major issue in Eastern European cities.

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04.08.2020
Agriculture as a Source of Authoritarian Power

Orbán and the Hungarian elite are quietly stripping smallholders of their lands to strengthen their grip on power.

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06.05.2020
Populism and the Legacy of Transition in Eastern Europe

Thirty years after Eastern European states began their transition out of socialism, the outcomes of the process are still contested.

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30.04.2020
Unlimited Powers in the Time of the Pandemic

A new emergency law has granted Prime Minister Viktor Orbán unlimited power to rule by decree. What does this mean for Hungary’s path away from democracy?

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09.04.2020
Budapest Is Using Diplomacy to Fight for Democracy

What are the prospects and challenges for Budapest under green-left leadership?

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