crises and politics

transformations in the shadow of crises

Party replacement and programmatic volatility. From Borbáth 2020.
As a member of the ERC project "POLCON – Political Conflict in Europe in the Shadow of the Great Recession" I studied the political aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis and the question of political transformations in crises more generally. I wrote my PhD dissertation on these issues and I continue to be interested in them, most recently in the framework of reactions to the current Covid-19 crisis .


  • Borbáth, Endre. 2020. “Two faces of party system stability: Programmatic change and party replacement.” Party Politics online first.
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  • Borbáth, Endre. 2019. “Romania - Polity Contestation and the Resilience of Mainstream Parties.” In European Party Politics in Times of Crises, eds. Swen Hutter and Hanspeter Kriesi. Cambridge University Press, 214–35.
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  • Borbáth, Endre, and Swen Hutter. 2020. “Are Political Parties Recapturing the Streets of Europe? A Cross-Regional Study of Party Protests in the Great Recession.” In Contention in Times of Crises: Recession and Political Protest in Thirty European Countries., eds. Hanspeter Kriesi, Jasmine Lorenzini, Bruno Wüest, and Silja Häusermann. Cambridge University Press, 251-272.
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