Supervision Interests

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Research Interests Courses in Academic Year 2021/2022

Mariyana Angelova

legislative politics, coalition governments, voter perceptions and behavior, surveys, experiments, EU policy-making and compliance Media Systems and Democracy: Social Media; Introduction to Theoretical and Applied Statistics

Daniel Bochsler

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

Comparative European Politics; Elections and Democracy I.; Nationalism and Democracy

On sabbatical in winter + spring term

Matthijs Bogaards

Ethnic conflict, civil war, democratization, deliberative democracy, African politics, gender, terrorism, hybrid regimes. Scopes and Methods: Research Design and Techniques; Terrorism: A Comparative Politics Perspective

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, Frontiers of Democracy

On sabbatical in Winter, Spring 2021/22

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 Democracy, Autocracy and Economic Development; Introduction to Political Economy: Interests, Institutions and Ideas; The Political Economy of Regime Change; Varieties of Capitalism

Anil Duman

political economy, welfare states, social policy, inequality and labor markets On sabbatical in 2021/22

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 Religion and Politics in the West: Foundations II; Introduction to Comparative Politics: History, Topics, and Methods; Political Sociology and Political Economy;Research Design

Attila Folsz 

the political economy of post-communist transitions, monetary and exchange rate politics, European integration Decentralization, Devolution, Federalism; Interest groups, State Capture and Rent-Seeking; Concepts in Political Economy; Neoliberalism and its alternatives: orthodoxies and heterodoxies; 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 Introduction to Political Theory: Justice and Equality; Childrearing in Political Philosophy; Methods in Political Philosophy

Bela Greskovits

varieties of capitalism, social movements Social Movements, Contentious Politics, and Democracy; Worldly 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


On sabbatical in 2021/22

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 Process Tracing; Field Research and Qualitative Data Analysis; Hybrid Regimes in Modern Times; Data Analysis Tools for Qualitative Research in Social Sciences; Political Economy II: Core Issues and Conceptual Frameworks in Political Economy; Process Tracing

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; Central and Eastern Europe and the EU; Political Economy: Rational Choice and Collective Action

Zoltan Miklosi 

moral and political philosophy, distributive justice, political obligation, democratic theory Foundations of Political Philosophy; Political Theory; Cosmopolitanism and Global Justice; Democratic Theory

Andres Moles (Head of Department)

contemporary political and moral philosophy, liberalism, democratic theory, social and distributive justice Political Concepts and Ideologies; Killing

Tamas Rudas

data analysis, applied statistics, survey methodology, mathematical statistics Basics in Quantitative Research; Multivariate Statistics; Mathematical Statistics; Survey Methodology

Judit Sandor

Biopolitics, ethical, legal, social implications of health care and biotechnologies, privacy, reproductive rights, gender policies, biotechnological patents, enhancement, human rights On sabbatical in 2021/22


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;  Nations and Society

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; Comparative Political Research; Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA): Performing Basics and Advanced Analyses using R (CIVICA course); The Political Economy of Regime Change


Gabor Simonovits

experiments, public opinion, surveys, prejudice, usa politics Identity and Prejudice; Introduction to Political Communication; Political Behavior; Frontiers of Political Research: Topics, Trends, Techniques; Introduction to Causal Inference; Prospectus Seminar

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