Karla Koutkova


Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest

CEU Junior Visiting Fellow
(October 2014 January 2015)


Politics of Informality: Navigating Statehood in (Post)Socialist Central and Eastern Europe

How does the use of informal channels in accessing public services relate to formal statehood? What role does socialism and its cultural and institutional legacies play in the normative framing of informality in Central and Eastern Europe? These are some of the questions I aim to address in my doctoral dissertation.