The Anatomy of Post-Communist Regimes

Thursday, Oct 28, 2021, 7:00 PM

Bálint Madlovics, Bálint Magyar

The Anatomy of Post-Communist Regimes

Chair: Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Berlin

Published in 2020, The Anatomy of Post-Communist Regimes proposes a systematic renewal of the descriptive vocabulary used for a range of political, economic, and social phenomena. Focusing on Central Europe, the post-Soviet countries, and China, this study provides concepts and theories to analyze the actors, institutions, and dynamics of post-communist democracies, autocracies, and dictatorships. The book can be downloaded for free from the authors’ website,

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Bálint Magyar (1952) is a sociologist and a liberal politician. An activist of the anti-communist dissident movement since 1979, he was one of the founding members and leaders of the Hungarian Liberal Party (SZDSZ). He is a former member of parliament (1990–2010) and minister of education (1996-1998, 2002-2006) and currently a fellow of the Central European University Democracy Institute. His previous English-language books include Post-Communist Mafia State: The Case of Hungary (2016).
Bálint Madlovics (1993) is a political scientist, economist, and sociologist. In addition to his academic work, he writes commentaries in English and Hungarian for media such as Project Syndicate and Élet és Irodalom. He is currently a fellow of the CEU Democracy Institute and a visiting professor at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is Professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School in Berlin.

The event will be held in English