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]

Sep 26, 2020 New project presenting the collection of public opinion polls conducted in the run up to the 2020 Romanian Parliamentary Elections. See here.
Sep 18, 2020 Our piece, co-authored with Olga Löblová and Julia Rone, on the health and economic policies implemented during the Corona crisis in Central and Eastern Europe has been published by the Conversation and by Qubit in Hungarian. Stay tuned for our forthcoming chapter on the topic!
Sep 1, 2020 Our chapter, co-authored with Swen Hutter, with the title “Are Political Parties Recapturing the Streets of Europe?” has been published in our latest CUP POLCON book, “Contention in Times of Crisis - Recession and Political Protest in Thirty European Countries”.

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