AUTHLIB: Neo-authoritarianisms in Europe and the liberal democratic response

AUTHLIB is a multidisciplinary project that aims to explore the varieties of neo-authoritarian, illiberal ideologies in Europe, their social, psychological and historical causes, their organizational background and their political implications.

Eight institutions from across Europe form the consortium led by a joint endeavor of the CEU Democracy Institute and the Department of Political Science: University of Oxford, Sciences Po, Charles University, Scuola Normale Superiore, SWPS University, The Transatlantic Foundation and the University of Vienna. The study aims to capture the dynamics of ideological change in the European Union as a whole, focusing in particular on seven countries: Poland, France, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, UK and Austria.

The overall aim of the project is to provide policy makers with a toolbox to improve support for liberal democracy.