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Illiberal Democracy in Unstable Times: the perils of democracy in Central & Eastern Europe

Hosted by the European Institute

Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building,

Speakers

Professor Miklos Haraszti

Dr Denisa Kostovicova

Professor Jan Zielonka

Chair

Dr Jennifer Jackson-Preece

Recent legislation in Hungary targeting the Central European University, following on the heels of a creeping authoritarianism in several Central European countries, has raised the spectre of an ‘Illiberal democracy” — electoral democracy without liberal constitutional safeguards. 

Experts on the region will discuss these recent developments and what they imply for politics and society. 

Miklos Haraszti is a Hungarian author, professor, and human rights promoter. He is Visiting Professor and Director of Research on Human Rights at Central European University. 

Denisa Kostovicova is an Associate Professor in Global Politics at the Government Department and a Research Fellow at the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the Department of International Development at the LSE.

Jan Zielonka is Professor of European Politics and Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow at St Anthony’s College, Oxford University. 

Jennifer Jackson-Preece is Associate Professor in Nationalism in Europe and Deputy Head of the European Institute, LSE.

The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.

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