Andras Szalai

Rank: 
Research Fellow

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Andras Szalai, PhD is Research Fellow at the Democracy Institute.  

He received his PhD from the Central European University (2015), and his masters from Corvinus University of Budapest (2006) and the Central European University (2007).

His current research deals with rightwing populism’s narrative construction of security threats, the symbolic use of borders in mitigating ontological insecurities, and the securitization of migration as a societal control mechanism.

In parallel, Szalai is also an assistant professor at the Department of International Relations and European Studies of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE).

Research interests: Securitization Theory, Constructivist Approaches to International Relations, Theories of European Foreign Policy, Security Expertise.

 

Ongoing research projects:

BordEUr: Jean Monnet ‘New European Borderlands’ Network

Project duration: 2019-2022

Scheme: Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Networks. Total budget: EUR 299,693

Lead project researcher

 

Completed research projects:

MIGRATE: CTRL + EnterEurope Jean Monnet Migrant Crisis Network. 

Project duration: 2016-2018

Scheme: Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Networks. Total budget: EUR 299,497

 

Anti EU-rhetoric versus national interests? Nationalistic populism and its reception in Central Europe.

Project duration: 2017-2018

Scheme: Europe for Citizens, Total budget: EUR 147,750

 

Joint solutions for common challenges - How to deal with the refugee and migration crisis across borders.

Project duration: 2016-2017

Funded by the Future Fund of the Republic of Austria. Project ID: P15-2251

 

The changing world order and its implications for the "wider Europe". 

Project duration: 2011-2014

Scheme: Hungarian Science Fund K-type grant. Grant ID: OTKA 84079

 

Selected publications:

Szalai András, Kopper Ákos (2020). “Translating Security across Borders: Staging the Migration Crisis in Hungary and Transylvania”. Millennium. August 2020. doi:10.1177/0305829820937071 (online first)

Szalai, András (2020). “Securitizing Migration in Contemporary Hungary: From Discourse to Practice”, In: A. Prodromidou, M. Kmezic, F. Bieber, P. Gkasis, C. Krause (eds.): Migration, Integration, Disintegrarion. (Routledge, forthcoming)

Monsees, Linda; Slaven, Mike; Kopper, Ákos; Szalai, András; & Kroll, Stefan (2020). “The Politicisation of Security: Controversy, Mobilisation, Arena Shifting”, European Review of International Studies, 7(1), 105-122. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/21967415-bja10008

Szalai, András, and Gabriella Gőbl. "Securitizing migration in contemporary Hungary." CEU Center for EU Enlargement Studies Working Paper (2015).

Szalai, András (2015). "‘Essentially sound and fundamental’: Historicizing the logic of deterrence in the counterforce debate." International Relations 29.3 : 288-302.

Kopper, Ákos, Zsolt Körtvélyesi, Balázs Majtényi and Andras Szalai (2019). "Logiques d’(in) sécurité en Hongrie. Gouverner par le droit et par l’exclusion dans un régime illibéral." Cultures & Conflits 113: 99-123.

 

 

Qualification

PhD in Political Science, Central European University
MA in Political Science, Central European University
MA in International Studies, Corvinus University of Budapest

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