Blogs

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.