The Institute for Political Science at the Centre for Social Sciences calls for applications for a three-month visiting researcher fellowship in “Public policy in the digital age”. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Department of Government and Public Policy.
DEMOS Leader Zsolt Boda Says "Populism Challenges Institutions of Liberal Democracies"
Populism is a complex term usually carrying a negative connotation, often associated with leaders who criticize the elite—be it political, academic or scientific—that their citizens view, and react to, with skepticism. Scholars have tried to define the term and label parties and politicians as such, but the H2020 Research and Innovation Action project DEMOS seeks to go beyond that, taking into account both the individual level, psychological roots of populist attitudes and describing the features and consequences of populist governance. In an interview for the Hungarian radio channel Civil Rádió on March 6, Zsolt Boda, the leader of DEMOS, spoke about the goals of the project. One of them is to cover populism through multiple manifestations across Europe and beyond, shedding light on its varieties, how populism relates to specific cultural contexts, and how different social actors react to the challenges of populism.
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The primary objective of the Institute for Political Science of MTA Centre for Social Sciences is to conduct basic research in political science. Researchers at the Institute conduct both theoretical and empirical research, and the results are disseminated to both the academic and general public at scientific and professional forums.
Márton Bene and Miklós Sebők join the online journal Frontiers in Political Science as Review Editors
Márton Bene and Miklós Sebők joins the online journal Frontiers in Political Science as Review Editors in the section of Methods and Measurement.
Rudolf Metz and Dániel Oross have recently published an article entilted „Strong Personalities’ Impact on Hungarian Party Politics: Viktor Orbán and Gábor Vona” in "Party Leaders in Eastern Europe” edited by Sergiu Gherghina.
The study of political phenomena has attracted scholars from different disciplines (such as comparative politics, political economy, political sociology, and political communication), who approach intertwined questions from distinct perspectives. The resulting discourses, however, rarely engage with each other, while a comprehensive understanding of politics requires the joint application of diverse theoretical and methodological approaches, as well as syntheses of their results. This year’s instalment of our graduate conference, organized for the fifth time, aims to promote joint discourse and reflection by providing a forum for doctoral candidates and (post)graduate students engaged in political research.
Apache Spark is currently one of the most popular open-source cluster-computing frameworks. With its Machine Learning Library (MLlib) it supports the easy scaling of a range of feature extraction and machine learning tasks commonly employed in text mining. Furthermore, it works with both Python and R.
The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on the Quantitative and Computational Analysis of Textual Data will be held in Innsbruck, Austria, on 15-16 May 2020.
András Bíró-Nagy has recently published an article entilted „The Career Paths of Central European MEPs. Political Experience and Career Ambitions in the European Parliament” in Romanian Journal of Political Science.
Gergő Medve-Bálint and his co-author, Vera Šćepanović (Leiden University) has recently published an open access article on “EU funds, state capacity and the development of transnational industrial policies in Europe’s Eastern periphery”, in Review of International Political Economy.