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About Balázs Böcskei

Balázs Böcskei, political scientist, is the head of the IDEA Institute; interested in the Hungarian Left and social-democratic responses to populism.

Articles by Balázs Böcskei

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Hungary: left without a party in a two-party system

Opposition voters may be left party-less in the Hungarian two-party system unless opposition politicians carry out a project similar, at least in its logic, to that implemented by Viktor Orbán.

Milo Yiannopoulos, product of the crisis of post-modern politics

A troll who might as well be the new prototype of the 21st-century politician, what Milo does to us is what we have done to the world. Therein lies the challenge.

Putin’s opposition in Hungary

Activism and the retreat to digital niches actually increases the system-conformity of Orbán’s opposition, just as it does in Putin’s Russia.

The ‘shadow play’ of Budapest

In the summer months, Europe starts to migrate. Tourist hordes invade the cities that used to be our home. What have become of our towns? When and how did they become virtual and unbearably cool?

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