“I Won’t Remain Silent”: Interview on Human Rights Activism in Hungary

In an interview with our assistant editor Bence Bari, Vera Mérő, Hungarian journalist, media researcher, human rights activist, founder and host of the Facebook page and foundation “Nem tehetsz róla, tehetsz ellene” (“You are not responsible for it, but you can respond to it”) discusses the questions of representation, popularization, Continue Reading

Populism and Antipopulism: Beyond the Post-1989 Paradigm

Petr Agha, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Copenhagen in the iCourts Centre of Excellence for International Courts of the University of Copenhagen, discusses the clash between populism and antipopulism, and the implications for Europe, in conversation with Oliver Garner. Oliver Garner: To start our conversation, how would Continue Reading

Illiberal finance: think globally, act locally

By Gábor Scheiring* Nikola Gruevski has been living in exile since 2016, enjoying the hospitality of Viktor Orbán. North-Macedonia’s former all-powerful Prime Minister built his regime on a seemingly unlikely alliance: international investors looking for new profit opportunities after the 2008 crash and domestic oligarchs adept at converting political power Continue Reading

“The Future Cannot be Stopped”: Interview on Feminism in Hungary

In an interview with our assistant editor Bence Bari, Lili Rutai, Hungarian feminist journalist and podcaster, co-founder and co-host of the popular podcast series “Vénusz Projekt,” discusses the representation and the popularization of feminism in Hungary – all of which must be done in opposition to popular misconceptions, the hostile Continue Reading

A limited and cautious democracy. Interview with Martin Conway

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins and Ferenc Laczo discuss with Martin Conway his latest book “Western Europe’s Democratic Age,1945-1968”. You can listen to the podcast or read the edited transcript below. Ferenc Laczo: Let us perhaps begin at the very end of your book. You conclude Western Europe’s Democratic Age, 1945-1968 by stating that democracy and Continue Reading

Remaking politics in response to the assault on natural world

RevDem Editor Ferenc Laczo is discussing the book “Planet on Fire. A Manifesto for the Age of Environmental Breakdown” by Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton with its authors. Ferenc Laczo: You two have just co-authored a book under the title Planet on Fire. A Manifesto for the Age of Environmental Breakdown in which Continue Reading

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