"Interest groups in Central and Eastern Europe have become an endangered species" - llliberal governments in Central and Eastern Europe are following a conscious strategy of hollowing out interest representation and stifling or co-opting civil society organisations. My article on ECPR's political science blog The Loop explains how the authoritarian playbook works – and how interest groups adapt or fight back, 18.01.2023
"Here's what you can learn from new data on post-communist interest groups" - my blog post on 3Streams introduces our datasets and research on Central and Eastern European interest groups. I explain that by enhancing the importance of political institutions, party systems and political culture the particular post-communist context leads to new important insights on interest representation and lobbying, 01.12.2022
"The Utopia of WandaVision: an Eastern European Imagination of the West" - my article on the hidden layer of the Disney+/Marvel show WandaVision on Kafkadesk, 31.03.2021
"The CEU has no place in Hungary - but it won't be the same anywhere else" - my article on Euronews on why the persecution of the Central European University by Viktor Orbán matters and what it means for Hungary and Central and Eastern Europe, 29.11.2018
"Hungary: the criticisms, the responses, and some facts" - Euronews reports on our response to the so-called Information Sheet of the Hungarian Government on the draft report of Judith Sargentini (MEP) on the rule of law, democratic, and social rights in Hungary, 25.05.2018
The social and political situation in Hungary – detailed response to the Information Sheet of the Hungarian Government on the issues raised by the draft report of Judith Sargentini on ’a proposal calling on the Council to determine, pursuant to Article 7(1) of the Treaty on European Union, the existence of a clear risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the values on which the Union is founded’ (with Zsófia Nagy), 17.05.2018
"Win some, lose some: The Hungarian refugee referendum" - my post on Foraus' (a leading Swiss foreign policy think tank) blog about the invalid anti-refugee referendum of the Hungarian government, 05.10.2016
"Panem - An Apartheid State" - my guest post on Science Fiction and Politics explains that despite the direct anologies with ancient Rome, the dystopian country of Panem is much more reminiscent of Apartheid South Africa. Ultimately, the Hunger Games triology carries the message that there is nothing self-evident about social injustices and that we all have to acknowledge this and act accordingly.