Articles by Max Steuer

March 19, 2024

Slovakia risks heading back to the nineties

Max Steuer
The Slovak Constitutional Court has – temporarily, at least – succeeded in halting policies driving the country towards illiberalism. Max Steuer argues that this decision, and its political context, resemble developments in late-1990s Slovakia. The Court showed resilience, but it might not suffice if Slovakia’s illiberals learn from the experience
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May 30, 2023

Controversies over Slovakia’s new political cabinet

Max Steuer
After the break-up of the governing coalition in Slovakia, President Čaputová appointed Slovakia's first cabinet composed of largely non-partisan experts. Max Steuer questions the labelling of this cabinet as ‘non-political’ or ‘technocratic’. While not hailing from general election results, it enjoys other sources of democratic legitimacy
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Max Steuer
Associate Professor, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University / Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Comenius University in Bratislava

Max focuses on questions of democracy protection, with emphasis on constitutional adjudication in Central Europe, European constitutionalism, militant democracy and freedom of expression.

His interdisciplinary work has appeared in edited collections and encyclopaedias, as well as journals including European Constitutional Law Review and The International Journal of Human Rights.

Among other projects, he is coordinator of the educational and awareness-raising initiative Talking Courts funded by the US Embassy in Slovakia.

States of Emergency and Human Rights Protection: The Theory and Practice of the Visegrad Countries

States of Emergency and Human Rights Protection: The Theory and Practice of the Visegrad Countries
Routledge, 2024



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