Department of Political Behaviour

Head of Department: Balázs Kiss


Political behaviour being the most diverse area of political science, makes the Department for Political Behaviour (DPB)  the most colourful one in the Institute for Political Science. We study the non institutional aspects of politics and use our specific methods in the analysis of political institutions. DPB is also heavily involved in empirical studies. The main fields and topics of our research are as follows:

Political attitudes and values with special emphasis on participation in the European Social Survey (ESS; The researchers of the Department analyse the ESS data and manage the Hungarian part of the ESS activities.

Political communication. Campaigns, government communication, media and online political communication.

Elections studies. Participation in the Hungarian Election Study programme (

Research on political parties.

Civil society and social movements.

Globalisation, European political tendencies.

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