Supervision Interests

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Research Interests Courses in Academic Year 2020/2021

Mariyana Angelova

legislative politics, coalition governments, voter perceptions and behavior, surveys, experiments, EU policy-making and compliance Parties and Party Systems, Voting Behavior, Media Systems and Democracy, Introduction to Political Institutions

Daniel Bochsler

ethnic politics, Central and Eastern Europe, political transition/democratisation, elections, political institutions Comparative European Politics, Prospectus Seminar, Elections and Democracy I.

Matthijs Bogaards

divided societies, democratic performance, civil war, terrorism, deliberation, African politics Scopes and Methods: Research Design and Techniques, Terrorism: A Comparative Politics Perspective, Political Institutions, Introduction to Comparative Politics: History, Topics, and Methods, Introduction to Comparative Methodology

Andras Bozoki

political change, democratization, East Central European politics, political elites, hybrid regimes, political ideologies, and the political role of intellectuals Analyzing Democracy, Political Ideologies, Comparative Politics, Political Sociology and Political Economy

Laszlo Bruszt

Politics and political economy of transnational markets; EU integration and development in the Eastern and Southern peripheries of Europe; Regulatory integration and development The Political Economy of Regime Change, Introduction to Political Economy: Interests, Institutions and Ideas

Gina Donoso

post-conflict, transitional justice, reconciliation and recovery processes, political and social psychology, human rights, victims' participation, reparations, conflict related gender-based violence, critical qualitative research Critical Qualitative Research Methods, Transitional Justice, Fostering Peace in Divided Societies

Anil Duman

political economy, welfare states, social policy, inequality and labor markets Welfare States in the Current Era: Origins, Issues and Challenges, Political Economy II: Core Issues and Conceptual Frameworks in Political Economy, Globalization and Inequality

Zsolt Enyedi

political institutions, representativeness of political parties,; party organization and party competition, authoritarianism, prejudices and political tolerance, religion in electoral behavior, church and state relations, party finance on sabbatical

Attila Folsz 

the political economy of post-communist transitions, monetary and exchange rate politics, European integration Concepts in Political Economy, Political Economy I: Basics in Macroeconomics

Anca Gheaus

moral and political philosophy, distributive justice, gender justice, childhood and childrearing, children and politics, the ethics of personal relationships, partiality Childrearing in political philosophy, Global Justice, Theories of Justice

Bela Greskovits

varieties of capitalism, social movements Social Movements

Levente Littvay

US Politics, Political Psychology; Socialization, Physiology, Genetics and Neuroscience of Political Attitudes and Behaviors; Technology and Politics, Research Design; Survey Methodology; Qualitative Methods Comparative European Politics, Introduction to Quantitative Social Research, Programming in R, US Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump, Populism

Inna Melnykovska

business elites (foci: tycoons, startups), business-state relations, patronal politics; global capital mobility, financial regulations and off/onshore havens; hybrid regimes, competitive authoritarianism, defective democracy; EU Neighborhood Policy; NATO’s Partnership for Peace; Russia’s and China’s foreign policies and regional integration in Eurasia Process Tracing, Field Research and Qualitative Data Analysis, Hybrid Regimes in Modern Times, The Political Economy of Regime Change, Political Sociology and Political Economy

Tamas Meszerics

decision theory, organization theories, bureaucratic politics, foreign policy, history of the cold war Constitutionalism and Democracy, Representation, Power and Manipulation in Legislatures, Democracy Promotion

Zoltan Miklosi 

moral and political philosophy, distributive justice, political obligation, democratic theory Foundations of Political Philosophy, Political Theory

Andres Moles (Head of Department)

contemporary political and moral philosophy, liberalism, democratic theory, social and distributive justice Introduction to Political Theory: Justice and Equality, Political Institutions, Political Concepts and Ideologies

Tamas Rudas

data analysis, applied statistics, survey methodology, mathematical statistics Introduction to Data Science, Multivariate Statistics, Advanced Methods: Survey Methodology, Advanced Methods: Mathematical Statistics

Judit Sandor

Biopolitics, ethical, legal, social implications of health care and biotechnologies, privacy, reproductive rights, gender policies, biotechnological patents, enhancement, human rights on sabbatical


Robert Sata

Ethnic relations, minority rights, migration and citizenship issues, Roma rights, political discourse, populism and democratic decline, Europeanization, gender politics, media analysis Scope and Methods: Research Design and Techniques;  What is Political Science? The Study of Political Theories, Institutions and Actors

Carsten Q. Schneider (MA Program Director)

political regime change, political inequalities, set-theoretic methods in the social sciences, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), comparative methodology and research design, autocratic regimes

Comparative Case Study Research, Frontiers of Political Research: Topics, Trends, Techniques, Advanced Methods: QCA


Gabor Simonovits

experiments, public opinion, surveys, prejudice, usa politics Intermediate Quantitative Social Research, Frontiers of Political Research: Topics, Trends, Techniques, Intro. Political Communication, Advanced Methods: Causal Inference

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