Supervision Interests

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Research InterestsCourses in Academic Year 2020/2021

Mariyana Angelova

legislative politics, coalition governments, voter perceptions and behavior, surveys, experiments, EU policy-making and complianceParties 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 institutionsComparative European Politics, Prospectus Seminar, Elections and Democracy I.

Matthijs Bogaards

divided societies, democratic performance, civil war, terrorism, deliberation, African politicsScopes 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 intellectualsAnalyzing 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 developmentThe 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 researchCritical Qualitative Research Methods, Transitional Justice, Fostering Peace in Divided Societies

Anil Duman

political economy, welfare states, social policy, inequality and labor marketsWelfare 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 financeon sabbatical

Attila Folsz 

the political economy of post-communist transitions, monetary and exchange rate politics, European integrationConcepts 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, partialityChildrearing in political philosophy, Global Justice, Theories of Justice

Bela Greskovits

varieties of capitalism, social movementsSocial 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 MethodsComparative 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 EurasiaProcess 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 warConstitutionalism and Democracy, Representation, Power and Manipulation in Legislatures, Democracy Promotion

Zoltan Miklosi (Head of Department)

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

Andres Moles (MA Program Director)

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

Tamas Rudas

data analysis, applied statistics, survey methodology, mathematical statisticsIntroduction 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 rightson sabbatical


Robert Sata

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

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

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


Gabor Simonovits

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

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