Ivo Kesler argues that the emergence of the far-right populist Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR) reflects the contested legacy of legionarism and fascism in Romania. AUR is growing in popularity, and with parliamentary elections coming in 2024, the party constitutes a real threat to the mainstream Read more
Qatar is basking in the global spotlight as host of the 2022 World Cup. Less prominently, it is the latest country to introduce an asylum law. Frowin Rausis argues that Qatar‚Äôs new-found status as a global host, of football and of asylum seekers, serves to showcase the country, and boost its global reputation Read more
In women‚Äôs international football, teams from Western Europe dominate, while Central and Eastern European countries are absent. Roland Benedikter and Dariusz Wojtaszyn explore why women‚Äôs football apparently enjoys more success in Western than in Eastern Europe, and whether there is an appetite for change Read more
Catherine Owen argues that understanding how regime type influences public sector performance can illuminate varieties of ‚Äėauthoritarian public policy‚Äô and the resilience of authoritarian states. To do so, she calls on the fields of public administration and comparative politics to work together Read more
Ana Tereza Duarte Lima de Barros
Political terms such as communist, fascist, and populist have become so elastic that they end up losing their analytical precision and meaning, write Ana Tereza Duarte Lima de Barros and Jorge Henrique Oliveira Gomes. It is our responsibility to use them with accuracy Read more
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