Publications

Research articles in peer-reviewed journals

  • Labanino, R. & Dobbins, M. (2023): "Democratic Backsliding and Organized Interests in Central and Eastern Europe - An Introduction". Politics and Governance, 11(1), forthcoming

  • Labanino, R. & Dobbins, M. (2023): "Multilevel Venue Shopping Amid Democratic Backsliding in New EU Member States". Politics and Governance, 11(1), forthcoming, doi: https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v11i1.5882

  • Dobbins, M., Labanino, R., Riedel, R., Czarnecki, Sz., Horváth, B., & Szyszkowska, E. (2022): "Organized Interests in Post-Communist Policy-Making: New Datasets for Comparative Research". Interest Groups & Advocacy, Online First, doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41309-022-00172-1

  • Dobbins, M., Horváth, B., & Labanino, R. (2022): "Are post-communist interest organisations learning to lobby? Exploring the “coming-of-age” of Central and Eastern European interest groups". Democratization, 29(7), 1268-1290, doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2022.2046558

  • Labanino, R. & Dobbins, M. (2022): „The goal is not necessarily to sit at the table’ – Resisting autocratic legalism in Hungarian academia 2017-2019”, Higher Education Quarterly, 76(3), 521-536 (published online: 4.12.2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/hequ.12290

  • Dobbins, M., Horváth, B., & Labanino, R. (2022): "Exploring the domestic and international drivers of professionalization of Central and Eastern European interest groups". European Political Science Review, 14(2), 263-281, doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1755773922000054

  • Labanino, R., Lude, A., Mainka, S., Drognitz, M., Hemmer, I., Bagoly-Simó, P., Hartmann, J., & Ulrich, M. (2022): "Measuring Financial, Personnel and Material Resources for Education of Sustainable Development in the German School System. A proposal for the German Educational Monitoring and Reporting". Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 16(1), doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/09734082221117603, forthcoming

  • Labanino, R., Dobbins, M, & Horváth, B. (2021): "Explaining the Density of Post-Communist Interest Group Populations - Resources, Constituencies, and Regime Change". Interest Groups & Advocacy 10(4), 321-344, doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41309-021-00130-3

  • Horváth, B., Dobbins, M., & Labanino, R. (2021): "Towards energy policy corporatism in Central and Eastern Europe?" Interest Groups & Advocacy 10(4), 399-429. doi:10.1057/s41309-021-00136-x

  • Dobbins, M., Horváth, B., & Labanino, R. (2021): "Exploring interest intermediation in Central and Eastern Europe: Is higher education different?" Interest Groups & Advocacy 10(4), 347-375. doi:10.1057/s41309-021-00138-9

  • Labanino, R., Dobbins, M., Czarnecki, Sz., & Železnik A. (2021): „Explaining the Formation Rates of Post-Communist Interest Organizations: Density Dependence and Political Opportunity Structure”, East European Politics and Societies, 35(4), 1043-1067. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0888325420950809

Chapters in edit volumes

  • Dobbins, M. & Labanino, R. (2023): "Corporatism and Neo-Corporatism", in Marco Guigni & Maria Grasso (eds.): Encyclopedia of Political Sociology, Edward Elgar, forthcoming

  • Labanino, R., Dobbins, M., & Riedel, R. (2021): „There is No Tabula Rasa – The effect of communist rule on organizational formations in pre-transition interest group populations”, in Michael Dobbins and Rafael Riedel (eds.): The “Missing Link”: Exploring Organized Interests in Post-Communist Policy Making, Abingdon, New York: Routledge (pp. 25-46). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003049562-4

  • Dobbins, M., Labanino, R., & Horváth, B. (2021): „Exploring populations of organized interests in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe”, in Michael Dobbins and Rafael Riedel (eds.): The “Missing Link”: Exploring Organized Interests in Post-Communist Policy Making, Abingdon, New York: Routledge (pp. 47-76). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003049562-5

  • Labanino, R. (2020): “State-Labour Relations in Illiberal Times – The Dissolution of Social Dialogue in Hungary”, in Romana Careja, Nathalie Giger, and Patrick Emmenegger (eds.): The European Social Model Under Pressure, Liber Amicorum in Honour of Klaus Armingeon, Wiesbaden: Springer VS (pp. 89-106). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-27043-8_6


Book reviews

Datasets

  • Dobbins, M., Labanino, R., Riedel, R., Czarnecki, Sz., Horváth, B., & Szyszkowska, E. (2022): OrgIntCEE Population Ecology and Survey Datasets, https://www.orgintcee.org

  • Armingeon, K., Baccaro, L., Fill, A., Galindo, J., Heeb, S., & Labanino, R. (2019): Liberalization Database 1973-2013, Zürich, Trento, Geneva, and Cologne, https://liberalization.org

Conference papers

2022

A Strange Case of Non-resistance - the Restructuring of the Hungarian Higher Education Sector. with Michael Dobbins

  • European Consortium for Political Research General Conference - University of Innsbruck, 22-26. August 2022

Taking My (Even Better) Business Elswhere - Multilevel Venue Shopping Amid Democratic Backsliding in the European Union. with Michael Dobbins

  • European Consortium for Political Research General Conference - University of Innsbruck, 22-26. August 2022

  • The End of "Freedom" in Central and Eastern Europe? Adressing the Challanges of an Illiberal Turn - Andrássy University Budapest, 09-11. June 2022

2021

Post truth post-communism or to much ado about nothing? with Michel Dobbins (presenter in Gothenburg, corresponding author) and Brigitte Horváth (presenter in Budapest)

  • Trajectories of civil society in a de-democratizing context - Workshop at the Institute for Sociology, Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest, 17-19. November 2021

  • Workshop on policy advice in de-democratizing contexts. - Hybrid workshop at the Hjortviken Conference Center, Gothenburg - Organizers: Katrzyna Jezierska, University West, Trollhättan, Sweden, Andrea Krizsán, Central European University, Vienna, Austria, and Adrienne Sörbom, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, 18-19. November 2021

Educational governance in European comparison: Explaining the Dynamics, Forms and Impact of School Autonomy with Professor Michael Dobbins (presenter) und Dennis Niemann

  • Developments and Changes in Education Systems across Global 'Cultural Spheres' - Workshop at the Collaborative Research Center 1342 Global Dynamics of Social Policy, University of Bremen, 8-9. October 2021

Exploring interest intermediation in Central and Eastern Europe: Is higher education different? with Professor Michal Dobbins und Brigitte Horváthová

  • 29. Tagung Junger Osteuropaexpertinnen (JOE), University of Zürich, 30. September -2. October 2021

Measuring Education for Sustainable Development in Teacher Education

  • ECER 2021 - the European Conference on Educational Research, University of Geneva (online), 6-10. September 2021

Density, diversity and corporatism: Exploring the links between macro- and micro-level factors mediating interest group access to policy-makers, with Professor Michael Dobbins and Brigitte Horváthová - 2021 Best Paper Award, ECPR Standing Group on Interest groups

  • Online General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, 30. August - 3. September 2021

“If you’re not at the table, you’re probably on the menu”: Exploring the impact of inclusion and exclusion on the strategies of insider and outsider interest groups in Central and Eastern Europe, with Brigitte Horváth (presenter) and Professor Michael Dobbins

  • Online General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, 30. August - 3. September 2021

Education for Sustainable Development in German Teacher Training, with Professor Armin Lude, Marc Drognitz, Mark Ullrich, and Johanna Hartmann

  • International Geographical Union (IGU-CGE) Conference, Karls-University, Prague, 10-13. August 2021

There is No Tabula Rasa – The effect of communist rule on organizational formations in pre-transition interest group populations

  • Workshop - Interest Organizations in Central and Eastern Europe, University of Konstanz, University of Opole (online) 11. June 2020

2020-2012

Indikatoren zur Messung von BNE-Implementierung im Schulischen Bereich, mit Professor Dr Armin Lude und Marc Drognitz

  • Das Deutschsprachige Netzwerk LehrerInnenbildung für eine nachhaltige Enwicklung - LeNa Online Tagung "Sustainable Development Goals und Lehrer*innenbildung" & Arbeitstreffen, Hochschule für Agrar- und Umweltpädagogik Wien, 14-15. Dezember 2020

Explaining Interest Organization Population Density Across Public and Business Sector Domains in Post-Communist EU Member States, with Professor Dr Michael Dobbins und Brigitte Horvathová

  • Online General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, 24-28. August 2020

The goal is not necessarily to sit at the table’ – Resisting autocratic legalism in Hungarian academia 2017-2019, mit Professor Dr Michal Dobbins

  • General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, 4-7. September 2019, University of Wroclaw

The Effects of Europeanisation on National Level Success - The Importance of EU Associations for Access and the Professionalisation of Interest Groups in Central and Eastern Europe, mit Professor Dr Michael Dobbins und Ana Zeleznik

  • General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, 4-7. September 2019, University of Wroclaw

Organized interests in post-communist democracies: What are the keys to access? mit Professor Dr Michael Dobbins, Brigitte Horvathová und Szczepan Czarnecki

  • General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, 4-7. September 2019, University of Wroclaw

  • 26th International Conference of Europeanists, 20-22. June 2019, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

The Population Ecology of National Organized Interest Groups in Energy Policy and Higher Education in Hungary and Poland 1989-2018, mit Professor Dr Michael Dobbins und Ana Zeleznik

  • General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, 22-26. August 2018, University of Hamburg

  • Politicologenetmaal 2018, 07-08. Juni 2018, University of Leiden

No country for the unemployed – the political economy of passive labor market policies in Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, and Poland

  • General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, am 22-26. August 2018, University of Hamburg

  • General Conference of the Schweizerischen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft, Januar 2017, University of St. Gallen

The Institutional Conditions of Democratic Regression in Hungary

  • Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences, Language-Based Area Studies, Juni 2015, University of Edinburgh

  • Workshop of Hungarian Studies, November 2014, University of Glasgow