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The Illiberal Turn or Swerve in Central Europe
Scholars are coming to terms with the fact that something is rotten in the new democracies of Central Europe. The corrosion has multiple symptoms: declining trust in democratic institutions,Expand
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The State as a Firm: Understanding the Autocratic Roots of Technocratic Populism
Why, when, and how does populism emerge in a stable democracy? This article investigates the political logic and ideological appeal of a rarely explored form of populism: technocratic populism.Expand
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Informal Institutions and EU Accession : Corruption and Clientelism in Central and Eastern Europe 12
Scholars such as O’Donnell include rule of law among the key dimensions in the study of foundations of democracy and the implicit preconditions for democracy. Informal institutions among which weExpand
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Populism in Power and Democracy: Democratic Decay and Resilience in the Czech Republic (2013–2020)
Populism and technocracy reject vertical accountability and horizontal accountability. Populism and technocracy can combine to form ‘technocratic populism.’ The study assesses the extent to whichExpand
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Saward’s Concept of the Representative Claim Revisited: An Empirical Perspective
Representation is a process of making, accepting, or rejecting representative claims (Disch, 2015; Saward, 2014). This groundbreaking insight challenged the standard assumption that representativeExpand
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Claims of Misrepresentation: A Comparison of Germany and Brazil
The system of representative democracy is under considerable strain. Its institutions are struggling to maintain legitimacy, and its elected representatives are failing to keep their monopoly onExpand
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In Europe’s Closet: the rights of sexual minorities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
ABSTRACT This article explores the mechanisms of accommodation and backlash against a new identity group in the Czech Republic and Slovakia—LGBT. Minority demands spark political backlash becauseExpand
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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Central and Eastern Europe The Rise of Autocracy and Democratic Resilience
The COVID-19 pandemic represents a new and unparalleled stress-test for the already disrupted liberal-representative, democracies The challenges cluster around three democratic disfigurations:Expand
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Security, Safety and its Price: A Comparative Analysis of Media Discourse on Security
New technologies represent opportunities (to ensure safety) and threats (to privacy and freedom), and also emphasize key tensions - between security and freedom/privacy and between security and itsExpand
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Rethinking Representation: Representative Claims in Global Perspective
The established notion of political representation is challenged on multiple accounts—theoretically, conceptually, and empirically. The contributions to this thematic issue explore the constructivistExpand
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