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DI Seminar: Democracy and the Welfare State // The Gender Regime of Anti-Liberal Hungary

Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The CEU Democracy Institute cordially invites you to the next event of the DI Seminar Series.


Laszlo Bruszt (Co-Director, DI)


Democracy and the Welfare State. Social Policy Reforms under Democratic Backsliding  
by Dorottya Szikra (Research Fellow, DI)

The Gender Regime of Anti-Liberal Hungary
by Eva Fodor (Co-Director, DI)


You may join the event here: Zoom 


Dorottya Szikra: Our research project deals with the quantitative and qualitative analysis of welfare state trajectories during the process of democratic backsliding and rising (right-wing) populist rule. Countries under focus include HungaryPoland, the Russian Federation and Turkey. At the DI seminar we will present the first results, the comparative analysis of welfare state reforms in Turkey and Hungary under democratic backsliding. 

Eva Fodor: My new book with Palgrave Macmillan analyzes the gender regime of anti-liberal Hungary. I argue that the Orban government is in the process of creating what I call a "carefare regime" via its political discourse and a set of recently introduced regulations targeting "families" and women. I will describe the character and consequences of the carefare regime and argue that beyond reshaping gender relations, it serves the goals and supports the logic of Fidesz' political rule.