04.10.2019
Defeating Orbán’s Hybrid Regime

The Hungarian opposition has finally managed to stand united against the governing party at the October municipal election. Two analysts consider risks and opportunities for challenging Viktor Orbán’s ‘hybrid regime’ and democratising the country.

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15.05.2019
Europe Will Not Collapse But It Might Rot From Within

CEU gender studies professor Andrea Pető explores the challenge that illiberal regimes pose for gender equality and the values of modernity.

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14.05.2019
Will Liberal Democracy in Europe Survive 2019?

With Eurosceptic populist political forces set to gain ground in the May 2019 elections, what might this mean for liberal democracy and the future of the EU?

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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
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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01.04.2017
Floating Insecurity: Searching for an Anchor

The late Bauman was known for his searing commentaries on the modern world, including his view of security discourse and its “latent and manifest functions”.

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01.04.2017
The Economics of Fear: How Orbán Profits from Insecurities

By playing upon fears linked to social insecurities and loss of national identity, as well as threats to national security, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán seeks to position himself as the sole protector of his nation.

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02.11.2016
Divided in Unity: the Radical Right Agenda and Green Counterstrategy

Tom Vasseur dissects the strategies and methods of the increasingly popular radical right, and suggests the means to an effective Green counterstrategy.

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