Endre Borbáth

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

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 politics, party competition, social movements, political participation, crisis politics, cleavages, 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 (still) in Budapest, focusing on electoral politics. You can find my more detailed cv here.

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recent news [full archive]

Apr 18, 2021 New publication - our chapter “COVID-19 in Central and Eastern Europe - Focus on Czechia, Hungary, and Bulgaria” with Olga Löblová and Julia Rone is available open access in Greer, S. L., King, E. J., da Fonseca, E. M., & Peralta-Santos, A. (Eds.). (2021). Coronavirus Politics: The Comparative Politics and Policy of COVID-19. University of Michigan Press. For more info click here.
Apr 5, 2021 New publication - our chapter “Politische Parteien Als Protestakteure” with Swen Hutter is available in Brichzin, J., & Siri, J. (Eds.). (2021). Soziologie der Parteien. Springer VS. For more info click here.
Jan 20, 2021 Panel discussion – in Hungarian – “Will 2021 continue to be a year of crises?”, together with Zsoldos István (economist and data scientist), and Sipos Katalin (biologist), organized by the Energihajó podcast and Qubit.hu. For more info click here.
Dec 5, 2020 Roundtable – in Hungarian – on the 2020 Romanian Parliamentary Elections, together with Csilla Zsigmond and István Gergő Székely, organized by Transindex.ro, see here.

selected publications [full list]

  1. Party Politics
    Two faces of party system stability: Programmatic change and party replacement
    Borbáth, Endre
    Party Politics 2020
  2. EJPR
    Different worlds of contention? Protest in Northwestern, Southern and Eastern Europe
    Borbáth, Endre, and Gessler, Theresa
    European Journal of Political Research 2020
  3. Party Politics
    Protesting Parties in Europe: A comparative analysis:
    Borbáth, Endre, and Hutter, Swen
    Party Politics 2020