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About Stefan Roch

Stefan holds a PhD in Political Sciences from Central European University and has worked for the International Labour Organisation and the European Commission among others. Currently he works as a research assistant at the Rethinking Open Society project at Central European University.

Articles by Stefan Roch

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Julian Richards

Julian Richards is managing editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Fairy-tales in illiberal times: Hungary, George Soros and the politics of conspiracy

The Hungarian government has been using a politics of conspiracy to disempower its citizens and to divert attention away from its own extensive failures.

When the lights go out: the attack against Popper’s open society ideal in Hungary

Austrian-British philosopher, Karl Popper, argued for the existence of several lights to illuminate the truth. This is the essence of an open society and what the Hungarian government is fighting against.

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