Professor of Law, Department of European Studies; Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
EURIAS Visiting Fellow
(September 2015 – June 2016)
The Rise and Fall of Post-Communist Constitutionalism: The Case of Hungary and its Impact on the Future of Liberal Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe
The proposed research deals with the transformation of a liberal constitutional system
into an illiberal one from both an empirical and a normative/theoretical perspective. The
empirical study puts the constitutional backsliding in Hungary at the center. Its relevance goes beyond the concrete case study because the countries of Central and Eastern Europe face similar challenges of democratization.The aim of the normative/theoretical aspect of the research is to explore the relationship and interaction between constitutional culture and constitutional law.