Supervision Interests

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Research Interests Courses in Academic Year 2022/2023

Mariyana Angelova

legislative politics, coalition governments, voter perceptions and behavior, surveys, experiments, EU policy-making and compliance Introduction to Statistics and Programming with R IIIntroduction to Statistics ITopics in Political CommunicationsIntroduction to Political InstitutionsVoting Behavior

Daniel Bochsler

ethnic politics, Central and Eastern Europe, political transition/democratisation, elections, political institutions

Comparative European PoliticsElections and Democracy

Matthijs Bogaards

Ethnic conflict, civil war, democratization, deliberative democracy, African politics, gender, terrorism, hybrid regimes. Scope and Methods: Research Design and Techniques - MA1Terrorism: A Comparative Politics PerspectivePolitical Institutions

Andras Bozoki

political and social change, democratization, Central European politics, hybrid regimes, political ideologies, democratic theory, elite theory, anarchism, the role of intellectuals

Comparative Politics - Group 2Political Change: Evolution and RevolutionPolitical IdeologiesCritique of Democracy: Anarchism, Elitism, Populism

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 Introduction to Political Economy: Interests, Institutions and IdeasThe Political Economy of Regime Change

Anil Duman

political economy, welfare states, social policy, inequality and labor markets Welfare States in the Current Era: Origins, Issues and ChallengesVarieties of CapitalismWelfare States in the Current Era: Origins, Issues and Challenges

Zsolt Enyedi (MA Program Director)

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 The Analyses of Regime ChangeIntroduction to Comparative Politics: History, Topics, and MethodsResearch Design

Attila Folsz 

the political economy of post-communist transitions, monetary and exchange rate politics, European integration Introduction to Political EconomyNeoliberalism and its alternatives: orthodoxies and heterodoxiesResearch DesignDemocracy, Autocracy and Economic Development

Anca Gheaus

moral and political philosophy, distributive justice, gender justice, childhood and childrearing, children and politics, the ethics of personal relationships, partiality Methods in Political PhilosophyTheories of Justice

Bela Greskovits

varieties of capitalism, social movements Social MovementsWorldly Philosophers of Capitalism, Development, and Democracy: Classic Debates

Levente Littvay

US Politics; Political Psychology; Socialization, Physiology, Genetics and Neuroscience of Political Attitudes and Behaviors; Populist, Democracy and Secessionist Attitudes; Research Design; Survey Methodology; Quantitative Methods


Basics in Quantitative ResearchIntroduction to Statistical ModellingTopics in Statistical Modelling

Inna Melnykovska

business elites, business-government relations, patronal politics; hybrid regimes, competitive authoritarianism, defective democracy; rent-seeking, bad governance, authoritarian modernization; global capital mobility, financial regulations and off/onshore havens; EU Neighborhood Policy; NATO’s Partnership for Peace; Russia’s and China’s foreign policies and regional integration in Eurasia; research design, qualitative data, qualitative methods of data collection and analysis

Tamas Meszerics

decision theory, organization theories, bureaucratic politics, foreign policy, history of the cold war Central and Eastern Europe and the EUConstitutionalism and DemocracyDemocracy Promotion

Zoltan Miklosi 

moral and political philosophy, distributive justice, political obligation, democratic theory Introduction to Political TheoryThe Morality of Immigration

Andres Moles (Head of Department)

contemporary political and moral philosophy, liberalism, democratic theory, social and distributive justice The Ethics of DiscriminationPolitical Concepts and IdeologiesPolitical Theory: Justice and Equality - Group 1Political Theory: Justice and Equality - Group 2

Judit Sandor

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


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 - MA2Nations and Society

Carsten Q. Schneider 

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

The Analyses of Regime ChangeComparative Case Study ResearchComparative Politics - Group 1


Gabor Simonovits

experiments, public opinion, surveys, prejudice, usa politics Experimental Political ScienceIntroduction to Public Opinion, Political Communications, Political BehaviorProspectus SeminarTopics in Political Behavior

Imre Szabo

comparative political economy, employment relations, labor movements, welfare states and public services The Future of Work - Challenges for Politics and PolicyIntroduction to Political Economy: Interests, Institutions and IdeasPolitical Economy: Rational Choice and Collective Action

Miklos Zala

contemporary political philosophy, social and distributive justice, liberalism and religion, philosophy and disability, disability and bioethics Disability and JusticePolitical Philosophy from the 17th to 19th century

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