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10.01.2019
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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18.12.2018
Harassing the Poor: Orbán’s Fight Against the Homeless

Since October 2018, it has been illegal to live in the street in Hungary. Social anthropologist and housing rights activist Tessza Udvarhelyi explains why homeless people are such an easy target for populist politicians, and how the newest measures humiliate those who cannot afford a place to live.

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13.11.2018
Solidarity Beyond the Headlines – Social Economies in Central and Eastern Europe

An interview with social movements researcher Agnes Gagyi on the solidarity economy in Romania and Hungary.

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07.08.2018
The Population Was “Frozen”: Why Hungarians Started Migrating

An interview examining the driving forces and effects of changing attitudes to migration in Hungary.

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10.07.2018
A New, Equal EU: The Future of Europe Seen From the ‘Peripheries’

What does the future of the EU look like from Southern and Eastern Europe?

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26.06.2018
Liberal Democracy’s War with Itself

With authoritarian populism on the rise, liberal democracy in Europe is facing an existential crisis. In this interview, Yascha Mounk, author of The People vs. Democracy, hashes out the conundrum facing democracies old and new.

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02.05.2018
Tough Way Forward for Polarised Hungary

Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz were delivered to victory by an unfair system, media manipulation, and attacking their enemies. Opposition failure made it too easy for them.

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04.04.2018
Election in Hungary: An Attempt to Dismantle Orbán’s System

With Hungarians taking to the polls on April 8, can progressives loosen the illiberal grip of Viktor Orbán’s government?

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29.08.2017
“Resistance Alone Is Not Enough” – Women’s Rights and Illiberal Democracies

Andrea Pető, a historian and professor at Hungary’s Central European University, discusses the struggles of women’s rights activists and organisations in the context of illiberal governments, arguing that identifying the mechanisms which undermine or threaten to roll back social progress helps us to better understand these forces.

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18.05.2017
“We would like to carry on working. Here in Budapest, where we belong.”

Why is Hungary’s Central European University under threat? One of its professors explains what’s going on.

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