Articles by Akudo McGee

08 2021

🌊 Citizens pay the highest price for illiberal governments

Akudo McGee
Escalating rule of law crises in Poland and Hungary have led to calls for their expulsion from the European Union. Yet, argues Akudo McGee, such calls overlook the fact that the true losers of Polexit or Hungexit won’t be unruly governments
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11 2020

Polish citizens protest against the new abortion law – while civil society itself becomes ever more divided

Akudo McGee
Enraged by Poland’s new abortion law, thousands of protestors filled the streets in late October. Many protests were organised by liberal civil society organisations, yet, argues Akudo McGee, it is precisely through civil society that the government has been able to exert its anti-liberal agenda
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Akudo McGee
PhD Candidate, Maastricht University

Akudo's research interests include political history, European integration, norm socialisation, and the link between agency, stigma, and norm contestation.

Her current research centres on Poland's unique trajectory in the EU. It examines the roles played by stigma and agency throughout the norm life cycle, especially during contestation.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh in German Language and Cultural Studies and a Master of Arts from the University of Amsterdam in European Studies: Identity and Integration.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 847596

Follow her on Twitter @Akudo_at_FASoS

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