Informal Power in Hungary and Poland: In Conversation with Edit Zgut-Przybylska
Formal Rule of Law backsliding in Hungary and Poland has been well-publicized. Yet this is just the tip of the iceberg of a system of informal power connections that are undermining the Rule of Law and democracy. In this RevDem Rule of Law podcast Oliver Garner discusses this informal power with Edit Zgut-Przybylska.
RevDem Debate | Rainbow Families in the EU: Obstacles to Full Equality
Alina Tryfonidou (Neapolis University Paphos) presented the main points of her work on the obstacles that rainbow families face on the road to equality in the European Union. The presentation was followed by comments from Ivana Isailović (University of Amsterdam) and Dimitra Kochenov (Central European University), who also chaired the debate.
Ramona Coman on the emergence of the EU’s rule of law policy shaped by growing dissensus
In this discussion with Ramona Coman by RevDem managing editor Michał Matlak, they discuss the questions addressed in her recent book “The Politics of the Rule of Law in the EU Polity: Actors, Tools and Challenges” (Palgrave 2022), including the difference between liberal and anti-liberal ideas, and how “dissensus shapes the EU’s rule of law policy and tools.”
The Rise of the EU Marked the End of the Universal Welfare State. Varela on People’s Histories
In this interview, Agnė Rimkutė discusses with Raquel Varela the importance of seeing the working classes as actors in the historical process and the implications of people’s history for our understanding of democracy.
The instability of the Northern Ireland Protocol: A present threat to the Rule of Law?
RevDem editor Oliver Garner reflects here on the present threat to the Rule of Law arising from the fraught context of renegotiation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.