Blogs/Podcasts

Blog: Is the EU Policy Project Failing?

March 1, 2018

Insights from CEU Center for Policy Studies research affiliate, Diane Stone, in connection with a newly published volume edited by Agnes Batory, Andrew Cartwright, and Diane Stone: Policy Experiments, Failures and Innovations (pre-order at Edward Elgar Publishing). The post was published at The Policy Space: An Australian blog for all things politics and policy.

Blog: The Czech Presidential Election and Europe’s Populism Crisis

February 20, 2018

TransCrisis blog post by Elisabeth Bakke, University of Oslo and Nick Sitter, research affiliate at CEU CPS and professor at CEU SPP

Blog: Projects, Plans and Policies - how can innovative thinking be used to implement policy

February 16, 2018

Andrew Cartwright talks about how innovative thinking can be used to implement policy 

Blog: Democratic Backsliding and Illiberal Democracy in the EU – a twelve-point checklist

February 13, 2018

TransCrisis project blog post by Nick Sitter, research affiliate at CPS and professor at SPP

Democratic backsliding has become a hot topic in the EU, not just because some states pursue policies that contravene their commitments to democracy and the rule of law, but because the EU is poorly equipped to deal with it. But what does democratic backsliding actually mean? This blog offers a short answer: the twelve institutional aspects of democratic backsliding.

Blog: Sleepless in Sofia: Can Bulgaria save Poland from Article 7?

February 8, 2018

TransCrisis project blog post by CEU researchers Asya Metodieva and Nick Sitter

It is the Bulgarians’ turn. When the Bulgarian government took over the EU’s rotating Presidency of the Council on 1 January, it was confronted with both a potential crisis and a golden opportunity to clean up the image of the country known to be among the poorest and the most corrupt among the EU’s member states.

Blog: Additionality of EU Funds in Central and Eastern European countries – recent developments

February 7, 2018

A new blog post has been published in the Cohesify project (The Impact of Cohesion Policy on EU Identification) blog by Anita Halasz, CPS Research Affiliate.

Blog: The Polish Question and the EU’s Illiberal Populism Dilemma

The TransCrisis project blog post is about the illiberal populism dilemma, authored by Martin Lodge, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the Department of Government and Director of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Nick Sitter, research affiliate at CPS and professor at the School of Public Policy.

Blog: Best practices of communicating the European Cohesion Policy in Slovenia

A new blog post has been published in the Cohesify project (The Impact of Cohesion Policy on EU Identification) blog by Marko Lovec, visiting research fellow at CPS.

Blog: Policy schools in the age of identity politics

December 22, 2017

TransCrisis blog piece co-authored by Nick Sitter, CPS research affiliate and SPP professor

Blog: Children in Hungarian state care: A blessing or a curse?

December 6, 2017

* Reflections from Zsuzsanna Vidra, Research Fellow at Central European University's CEU Center for Policy Studies *