New Essay Series: Open Questions in the Comparative Study of Democracy and Authoritarianism

February 2, 2024

New essay series: Open Questions in the Comparative Study of Democracy and Authoritarianism.

Distinguished by a long title and a short acronym (OQ), this series of short analytic essays raises relevant questions about democracy and authoritarianism that have not been adequately addressed (or answered) by comparative political science.

Arete: Undergraduate Essay Competition Winners

February 1, 2024

The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce the winners of the Undergraduate Essay Competition. Participation was open to all BA graduates and BA students in the last year of their studies worldwide. Students could choose one of the three topics:

1. How can democracy be deepened? Which democratic innovations show most promise? 

2. Are future generations` interests represented in electoral democracies? 

Spotlight on Presidential Scholar: Ruben Mate Jengibarjan

January 26, 2024

Ruben Mate Jengibarjan, the recipient of a 2023-24 Presidential Scholarship, is undertaking CEU’s two-year MA program in Political Science, specializing in political theory. He spent the fall academic term at Sciences Po in Paris through the ERASMUS program, and his thesis project addresses the importance of ‘meaningful work.’ 

CEU spoke with Jengibarjan, who is from Hungary, to learn about his studies and his path to CEU. 

Apply by March 15, 2024

January 24, 2024

February 1, 2024 (23:59, Central European Time) 

Application deadline for applicants for master’s programs from all countries (except applicants from visa-sensitive countries) who wish to be considered for CEU financial aid (where available). 

Application deadline for doctoral programs for applicants from all countries. 

Meet Our Faculty: Laszlo Bruszt

January 15, 2024

Laszlo Bruszt is the Co-director of the CEU Democracy Institute and a Professor of Sociology at the Central European University.

His publications focus on issues of regime change and economic transformation. His more recent studies deal with the politics of economic integration of the Eastern and Southern peripheries of Europe.