Endre Borbáth

Political Sociology • Freie Universität Berlin • WZB Berlin Social Science Center

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I am a postdoctoral researcher, working at the Institute of Sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin, and at the Center for Civil Society Research at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

Research interests: comparative political sociology, party competition, social movements, civil society, political participation, crisis politics, cleavages, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, research methods. You can find more information about my ongoing research, published in scientific, or general media outlets.

Previously I received my PhD in December 2018 from the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute, with a thesis on “Parties and protests in crisis-hit Europe: continuity and change in the structure of political conflict”. Before that I studied political science at the Central European University with a focus on electoral politics. You can find my more detailed cv here.

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recent news [full archive]

Oct 27, 2022 Our article entitled “Typology of Postcommunist Successor Parties in Central and Eastern Europe and an Explanatory Framework for Their (Non-)Success” with Seongcheol Kim has been published in East Central Europe! We review and contribute to the literature on the fate of postcommunist successor parties through a comparatice analysis of parties in the Czech Republic, (the former East) Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
You can access the article here. You can find a twitter thread with more info on the paper here!
Aug 9, 2022 Our chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Political Participation on “Bridging Electoral and Nonelectoral Political Participation” with Swen Hutter has been published! We review and contribute to the literature on how electoral and nonelectoral participation are combined.
You can access it here!. You can find a twitter thread with more info on the chapter here!
Jul 6, 2022 I will be presenting the working paper The Mobilizing Capacity of Organized Civil Society during the Pandemic, co-authored with Gesine Höltmann and Swen Hutter, at the Frontiers in Civil Society Research workshop, at the WZB, in Berlin. Join the event for the public roundtable on ‘Reviving Social Capital Theory or Searching for New Key Concepts?’. You can register here.

recent publications

  1. ECEU
    A Typology of Postcommunist Successor Parties in Central and Eastern Europe and an Explanatory Framework for Their (Non-)Success
    Kim, Seongcheol, and Borbáth, Endre
    East Central Europe 2022
  2. Oxford HB
    Bridging Electoral and Nonelectoral Political Participation
    Borbáth, Endre, and Hutter, Swen
    2022
  3. German Pol.
    Protest and Electoral Breakthrough: Challenger Party-Movement Interactions in Germany
    Weisskircher, ManèsHutter, Swen, and Borbáth, Endre
    German Politics 2022
  4. Gov&Opp
    How do populist radical right parties differentiate their appeal? Evidence from the media strategy of the Hungarian Jobbik party
    Borbáth, Endre, and Gessler, Theresa
    Government and Opposition 2021