Ivett Szalma has won a research grant within the Lendület (“Momentum”) Programme of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)

Congratulations to our colleague at the Institute for Sociology, Ivett Szalma, for winning a Lendület/Momentum research grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) with her proposal Reproduction related decisions from macro-micro perspectives in European comparison in the (post-)pandemic era.


Just published: Policy Agendas in Autocracy, and Hybrid Regimes. The Case of Hungary

Editors: Sebők, Miklós, Boda, Zsolt
Palgrave Macmillan


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CfP - Challenges of Democratic Innovations in Europe (Research Workshop)

Institute for Political Science

In democratic political systems, the main actors of representative democracy are party leaders, elected parliamentarians, and cabinet members. In addition to these, there are other ways of decision-making in a democratic political system such as participatory and deliberative democracy. These involve citizens and non-governmental organizations that aim to improve the social acceptance and effectiveness of political decisions. Research on democratic innovations focuses on successful practices and methods aimed at changing democratic governance and political structures to improve them. Such innovations range from direct democracy (e.g. referendums, agenda initiatives, recall) to deliberative practices (e.g. deliberative polling, consultative mini-publics, participatory budgeting etc.) in offline and online settings.