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2024.02.19.

Journal Article: Illiberal conservatism, civilisationalist ethnocentrism, and paternalist populism in Orbán’s Hungary

Building on his AUTHLIB Working Paper, AUTHLIB consortium lead Zsolt Enyedi (Professor, Central European University; Senior Researcher, CEU Democracy Institute) published his article titled "Illiberal conservatism, civilisationalist ethnocentrism, and paternalist…
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2024.02.16.

Immigration and Citizenship in Europe: Does ‘Illiberalism’ Matter? – Event Video

Immigration is one of the most divisive issues in developed countries, being a substantive political matter in national elections. Rhetoric aside, it is immigration above other topics, that dominates debates…
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2024.02.12.

Illiberalism in Power: What Impact on Educational and Cultural Policies? – Event Video

Illiberal governments have been widely associated with democratic backsliding, the erosion of the rule of law, and executive aggrandizement. However, their impact on the various domains of knowledge production has…
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2024.02.07.

SNS Summer School – Visual Analysis and Contentious Politics

Our AUTHLIB consortium member, the Scuola Normale Superiore (Florence, Italy) invites applications from doctoral students for the 2024 PhD Summer School on 'Visual Analysis and Contentious Politics'. The PhD school…
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2024.01.31.

Péter Radó & Bálint Mikola – Illiberalism in Power: Educational and Cultural Policies

Péter Radó & Bálint Mikola - Illiberalism in Power: Educational and Cultural Policies   Illiberal governments have been widely associated with democratic backsliding, the erosion of the rule of law,…
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2023.12.21.

AUTHLIB Newsletter (December 2023)

News from the AUTHLIB Consortium December 2023   Dear Colleagues and Friends,   We wish you happy holidays, good health, and many personal and professional successes for the year to…
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2023.12.20.

Quarterly Update from the AUTHLIB Team – December 2023

As our AUTHLIB consortium is closing a busy but fruitful year and is ready to hit pause until January, let us share with you what we are proud of from…
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2023.12.10.

“Democracy Cannot Really Function If It Is Not Liberal” – Interview with Cas Mudde

Among the challengers to liberal democracy in Europe, we can count populists, autocrats, and the increasingly often mentioned illiberals. But who are they and what is illiberalism? How does it…
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2023.11.09.

Demands and Realities of Civic Education – Event Video Online

The recording of the panel discussion titled “Demands and Realities of Civic Education: a Pan-European Stocktaking” organized on September 28, 2023, is now available on AUTHLIB’s YouTube channel.Civic education is…
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2023.10.11.

Slovakia’s Elections – Event video online

The recording of the panel discussion titled “Slovakia's Elections: Domestic and International Implications” organized on October 4, 2023, is now available on AUTHLIB’s YouTube channel. The parliamentary elections in Slovakia…
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2023.10.10.

Conceptualising and Measuring Illiberalism Using Text Data

Our Sciences Po team working on the conceptualization of illiberal and neo-authoritarian ideological alternatives of liberal democracy using text data held an internal workshop on October 3, 2023, presenting the…
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2023.09.29.

AUTHLIB Newsletter (September 2023)

News from the AUTHLIB Consortium September 2023   Dear Colleagues and Friends,   The third issue of the AUTHLIB - Neo-Authoritarianisms in Europe and the Liberal Democratic Response project's newsletter shares…
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2023.09.28.

Quarterly Update from the AUTHLIB Team – September 2023

With five work packages currently underway, our consortium has been as busy as ever as the one-year mark of our project, AUTHLIB – Neo-Authoritarianisms in Europe and the Liberal Democratic…
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2023.09.27.

Slovakia’s Elections: Domestic and International Implications

The AUTHLIB consortium cordially invites you to the online discussion titled   Slovakia’s Elections: Domestic and International Implications on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CET /…
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2023.09.19.

Demands and Realities of Civic Education: a Pan-European Stocktaking

The AUTHLIB consortium and the CIVICS Innovation Hub cordially invite you to the online discussion titled   Demands and Realities of Civic Education: a Pan-European Stocktaking on Thursday, September 28, 2023…
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2023.09.10.

AUTHLIB at the ECPR General Conference

The autumn conference season started strongly for the AUTHLIB consortium in early September with our project represented at the General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research with two…
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2023.07.05.

Interview with Zsolt Enyedi on Illiberalism’s Agora

Illiberalism Studies Program's Marlene Laruelle (The George Washington University) interviewed AUTHLIB consortium lead Zsolt Enyedi about his recent AUTHLIB Working Paper titled "Ideologies of Autocratization". In a conversation for Agora…
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2023.06.30.

AUTHLIB Newsletter (June 2023)

News from the AUTHLIB Consortium June 2023   Dear Colleagues and Friends,   The second issue of the AUTHLIB - Neo-Authoritarianisms in Europe and the Liberal Democratic Response project's newsletter shares…
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2023.06.30.

A Region Torn and Fragmented? – Event video now online

The recording of the panel discussion titled “A Region Torn and Fragmented? Authoritarian and Democratic Dynamics in Central Europe in the Context of the War in Ukraine” organized on June…
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2023.06.27.

Quarterly Update from the AUTHLIB Team – June 2023

June 27, 2023 Illiberalism, populism, (neo-)authoritarianism… What do these neighboring concepts mean? Where does one end and where does another start? Over the first six months of the project, the…
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2023.06.19.

A Region Torn and Fragmented? Authoritarian and Democratic Dynamics in Central Europe in the Context of the War in Ukraine

The AUTHLIB consortium and the Nations in Transit program of Freedom House cordially invite you to the online discussion titled   A Region Torn and Fragmented? Authoritarian and Democratic Dynamics in…
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2023.06.15.

What Is Illiberalism? Discussion with Cas Mudde at CEU

Members of the AUTHLIB consortium met with Cas Mudde (Stanley Wade Shelton Ugaf Professor of International Affairs, University of Georgia) on June 8, 2023, for a hybrid workshop hosted at…
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2023.05.17.

Protecting Media Freedom in Central Europe – Event video now online

The recording of AUTHLIB’s panel discussion titled “What Role for the European Media Freedom Act in Central Europe?” organized on May 15, 2023, is now available on AUTHLIB’s YouTube channel.Media…
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2023.04.12.

“The Many Faces of Autocratization” – Video from the panel discussion is now online

The recording of AUTHLIB’s panel discussion and working paper launch titled “The Many Faces of Autocratization: Diversity and Cooperation among Authoritarian Actors,” organized on March 30, 2023, is now available…
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2023.03.31.

AUTHLIB Newsletter (March 2023)

News from the AUTHLIB Consortium March 2023   Dear Colleagues and Friends, The first issue of the AUTHLIB - Neo-Authoritarianisms in Europe and the Liberal Democratic Response project's newsletter shares…
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2023.03.31.

AUTHLIB Consortium Discusses Empirical Data Collection in Vienna

The AUTHLIB consortium held a hybrid internal workshop on March 29, 2023 on-site at the University of Vienna and online. The goal of the meeting was to discuss the project’s…
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2023.03.21.

Job opening: Post-doctoral fellow at Charles University

The Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University is seeking to appoint a researcher to work with Petra Guasti and the Prague team in the project “Neo-authoritarianisms in Europe and…
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2023.02.28.

Illiberalism, Authoritarianism, Populism? Laying the Groundwork for AUTHLIB

The AUTHLIB consortium held its first virtual workshop on February 24, 2023 to discuss the conceptual work and literature review conducted under the leadership of Radosław Markowski at the SWPS…
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2023.02.16.

Zsolt Enyedi – Ideologies of Autocratization

Zsolt Enyedi - Ideologies of Autocratization   In this first AUTHLIB Working Paper, Zsolt Enyedi (Central European University) explores the ideological modules of the recent wave of autocratization and finds…
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2022.11.07.

Illiberal Challenges, Neo-Authoritarian Challengers—Videos from AUTHLIB’s kick-off are now online

Videos from AUTHLIB’s kick-off conference titled “Illiberal Challenges, Neo-Authoritarian Challengers: Threats to Liberal Democracy in Europe,” organized on October 20, 2022, are now available on AUTHLIB’s YouTube channel:Keynote speech by…
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2022.11.02.

Job opening – Post-doctoral fellow at Sciences Po

Sciences Po is seeking to appoint a researcher to work with Profs. Jean-Philippe Cointet, Caterina Froio, Romain Lachat, and Jan Rovny in the project “Neo-authoritarianisms in Europe and the liberal democratic response” (AUTHLIB)…
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2022.10.28.

Job opening – Post-doctoral fellow at SWPS University

The SWPS University invites applications for a researcher (post-doc) position based at the Center for the Study of Democracy, Institute of Social Sciences in Warsaw to work on the AUTHLIB…
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2022.10.25.

Job opening – Post-doctoral fellow at CEU

The Central European University invites applications for a full-time post-doctoral fellow position working with Zsolt Enyedi, Erin Jenne, Seraphine Maerz, and Carsten Q. Schneider within the framework of the Horizon Europe research project AUTHLIB. Starting date: May…
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2022.10.24.

First meeting of the AUTHLIB consortium

Members of the AUTHLIB consortium met for the first time in-person at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, to kick off their three-year cooperation seeking to better understand the…
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2022.10.10.

Illiberal Challenges, Neo-Authoritarian Challengers—Kick-off conference in Budapest

Challenges to liberal democracy have been on the rise over the past decades. As a result, democracy is no longer the “only game in town” even in the European Union.…
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2022.10.01.

Launching AUTHLIB—A new Horizon Europe-funded project to safeguard democracy

To protect the future of liberal democracy in Europe, one must first understand its challengers. This is the premise of “Neo-Authoritarianisms in Europe and the Liberal Democratic Response” (AUTHLIB), a…