DPP Associate Professor Kirsten Roberts Lyer publishes paper in the Journal of Human Rights Practice

May 2, 2023

Independent state-based institutions like National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and ombudspersons play a crucial role in upholding human rights and democracy. But what happens when their leadership ends, either within or outside the term of office? DPP Associate Professor Kirsten Roberts Lyer’s new article in the Journal of Human Rights Practice emphasises the importance of transitional leadership provisions to protect independent institutions.

DPP faculty Evelyne Hübscher publishes paper in the British Journal of Political Science

April 19, 2023

DPP faculty member Evelyne Hübscher has published a co-authored paper in the British Journal of Political Science titled Does Austerity Cause Polarization? The paper, published with  with Thomas Sattler (University of Geneva) and Markus Wagner (University of Vienna) shows that austerity pushed voters away from mainstream politics resulting in an increase in the support of more extremist parties at the edges of the political spectrum. This process contributed to an increase in political polarization in many Western democracies.

DPP launches BRRIDGE project with a workshop

March 29, 2023

As part of CEU's participation in the Horizon Europe-funded project consortium BRRIDGE, CEU’s pro-rector and DPP professor Ágnes Bátory and DPP’s head Martin Kahanec welcomed a team of researchers from Matej Bel University (UMB) led by UMB's rector Vladimír Hiadlovský and the project's leaders Alexandra Bitušíková, Kamila Boršeková and Jozef Mintál for a two-day research workshop at CEU in Vienna.

DPP hosts the European Public Policy Conference 2023

March 21, 2023
European Public Policy Conference 2023

In 2023, DPP hosts the European Public Policy Conference (EPPC). The EPPC conference is organised every year by students from the Hertie School of Governance. In 2008, the EPPC was founded to address the most challenging issues of today and possible disputes that may emerge tomorrow. The conference empowers students and future policy leaders to take charge of and direct their own holistic experience by addressing the public policy issues that they consider to be the most relevant at the time.

European Parliament report builds on DPP associate professor Mihály Fazekas’ research

March 3, 2023

The European Parliament’s "Stepping up the EU's efforts to tackle corruption – Cost of Non-Europe Report" report investigates the cost of corruption across the European Union. Based on a comprehensive analysis it makes recommendations to the Parliament on how to better control corruption and what range of savings could be achieved due to higher integrity. One of the three key policy areas of the report is public procurement where the analysis is based on dr.