Rethinking “democratic backsliding” in Central and Eastern Europe – looking beyond Hungary and Poland. / Cianetti, Licia; Dawson, James ; Hanley, Sean.

In: East European Politics, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2018, p. 243-256.

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Rethinking “democratic backsliding” in Central and Eastern Europe – looking beyond Hungary and Poland. / Cianetti, Licia; Dawson, James ; Hanley, Sean.

In: East European Politics, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2018, p. 243-256.

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Cianetti, Licia ; Dawson, James ; Hanley, Sean. / Rethinking “democratic backsliding” in Central and Eastern Europe – looking beyond Hungary and Poland. In: East European Politics. 2018 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 243-256.

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