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 political sociology, 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 with a focus on electoral politics. You can find my more detailed cv here.

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recent news [full archive]

Oct 11, 2021 We are organizing a hybrid workshop with the title “Contentious Interactions: Frontiers in Protest Research” at the Center for Civil Society Research. You find more information here, where you can also register and join us online.
Aug 30, 2021 I’ll present our work on party-movement interactions with Swen Hutter in two upcoming conferences. On Friday, the 3rd of September, at 9 AM (GMT+2) I will take part in the panel entitled “The Influence of Movement Parties on Democratic Quality” at the ECPR general conference. You can also listen to the presentation during the Congress of the German Political Science Association (DVPW) on Thursday, the 16th of September, at 14:30 PM (GMT+2) in the panel entitled “Party-movement relations from the left to the right: Between cooperation and conflict”. If you are interested in reading the manuscript of our upcoming book on the subject, don’t hesitate to reach out!
Aug 3, 2021 New publication - our paper “How do populist radical right parties differentiate their appeal? Evidence from the media strategy of the Hungarian Jobbik party” with Theresa Gessler is published open access in Government and Opposition. To read it click here.

selected publications [full list]

  1. 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
  2. Party Politics
    Two faces of party system stability: Programmatic change and party replacement
    Borbáth, Endre
    Party Politics 2020
  3. SPSR
    Civic and Political Engagement during the Multifaceted COVID-19 Crisis
    Swiss Political Science Review 2021