Gabor Scheiring Gabor Scheiring

Gabor Scheiring (Ph.D., Cambridge), former member of the Hungarian Parliament (2010-2014), is a Marie Curie Fellow at Bocconi University. Utilizing methods and insights from sociology, economics, political science, and epidemiology, he researches the social consequences of neoliberal globalization and the political economy of health and democracy. His book, The Retreat of Liberal Democracy (Palgrave, 2020) shows how working-class dislocation and business elite polarization enabled illiberalism in Hungary. Before being elected to the Hungarian Parliament in 2010 as a co-founder of a local progressive-green party, he was an active member of the global justice movement during the 2000s. As an MP, he championed the idea of the Green New Deal.

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