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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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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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14.06.2018
Turkey: Elections in a Fake News Climate

Analysis of the run-up to the June 24 elections in Turkey in a media landscape plagued by repression of dissent, fake news, and suspicion from all sides.

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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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14.11.2017
Don’t Panic About Populism: Greater Threats Abound

Populism is malleable and isn’t the problem. The xenophobic nationalism that underpins certain populist movements is what threatens democracy.

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19.09.2017
Poles Apart

Despite provoking huge protests in recent years, Poland’s right-wing government does well in the polls – how can we account for this? Where is its liberal opposition and Brussels going wrong?

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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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