the politics of eastern Europe

parties, protest and voters in post-communist Europe

The structure of the Romanian political space. From Borbáth 2019.
While most of my work is comparative and concerns countries from northwestern, southern and eastern Europe, I am particularly interested in the specific issues post-communist countries face.


  • 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. 2018. “When the Post-Communist Left Succeeds: The 2016 Romanian Parliamentary Election.” In 2017: Europe’s Bumper Year of Elections, eds. Brigid Laffan and Lorenzo Cicchi. European University Institute (EUI), 133–50.
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Working papers

  • Kim, Seongcheol and Borbáth Endre. 2020. A Typology of Post-Communist Successor Parties in Central and Eastern Europe and an Explanatory Framework for their (Non-)Success.
  • Gessler, Theresa and Borbáth Endre. 2020. Programmatic Change in a Differentiated Media Landscape: the Case of Jobbik in Hungary.
  • Gessler, Theresa and Borbáth Endre. 2019. The Hour of the Citizen – The Evolution of Eastern Europeans’ Conceptions of Democracy.
  • Ecker, Alejandro and Borbáth Endre. 2018. The effect of electoral coordination on voting behaviour: Leveraging a quasi-experiment during the parliamentary elections in Hungary in 1998.