András Gál

Country: 
Hungary
Year of Enrollment: 
2015
Departmental Affiliation: 
Political Science
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No

I gained my previous degrees at the Corvinus University of Budapest (BA, MA) and CEU (MA), and spent shorter periods at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Sciences Po Paris. My core research interests are democratic theory, constitutional politics and democracy in divided societies.

My core research topic is the role of constitutional courts in consociational democracies, focusing on two questions. First, are these institutions empirically different from constitutional courts situated in more adversarial democracies? If yes, in which dimensions, and to what extent? Second, what are the normative implications of these differences (as my preliminary hypothesis assumes their existence), regarding their legitimacy and relation to democratic institutions and decisions made following majoritarian logic?

Qualification

MA in Political Science, Central European University (2015)
MA in Political Science, Corvinus University of Budapest (2014)
BA in Political Science, Corvinus University of Budapest (2011)

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