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Eastern European Politics

Social class: an important determinant for protest mobilisation

January 18, 2022

Third time lucky? The Bulgarian parliamentary elections

November 24, 2021

The state of Polish-EU relations reflects geopolitical and ideological clashes

November 10, 2021

'Women are not interested, nor are the voters'. The lack of female politicians on the eve of the Czech parliamentary election

October 5, 2021

How dictators try, but ultimately fail, to create loyal bureaucrats

September 16, 2021
August 30, 2021

How political leaders ‘securitise’ external threats to achieve their goals

Dionysios Stivas ‘Securitising’ an alleged external threat can be a convenient tool for political leaders to justify extreme measures and policies. Dionysios Stivas looks at the case of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s handling of asylum seekers in 2015 Read more
August 24, 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 Read more
August 19, 2021

Progressive mayors in Central Eastern Europe challenge the status quo

Veronica Anghel Major cities in Central Eastern Europe have elected liberal and progressive mayors. But, writes Veronica Anghel, socially conservative attitudes and voting patterns are unlikely to shift at national level across the region Read more
August 2, 2021

Why the High Representative had to criminalise Srebrenica genocide denial

Isak Nilsson Recent statements denying genocide and spreading hate in Bosnia and Herzegovina are hampering an already difficult process of national reconciliation. A law banning genocide denial is a step in the right direction, writes Isak Nilsson Read more
July 22, 2021

Bulgaria could be headed for its third national parliamentary elections in a year

Ekaterina Rashkova Following the stalemate produced by April's elections, Bulgaria has just gone to the polls for the second time this year. Ekaterina Rashkova-Gerbrands argues that these elections have resolved nothing, leaving Bulgaria in a dilemma Read more

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