International Workshop on "Illiberal and Authoritarian Tendencies in Central, Eastern and Sutheastern Europe"
took place in Munich and was co-funded by the RRPP. It brought together some 25 scholars from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe who discussed the recent alarming political developments in the related countries, clearly challenging the young post-communist democracies and transformation countries. Whereas the illiberal tendencies in Central Europe
unveil weakening judicial independence, focus on national sentiments, populism, EU-criticism, hollowing out state media, the authoritarian tendencies in Southeastern Europe
revolve around ubiquitous informality, weak institutions, ethnic divisions. In Eastern European countries, such as Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, the question of oligarchy and lingering reforms are still valid. learn more