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Krulic, Joseph. “Legal Cosmopolitanism and Political Sovereigntism: European Asylum Law and Illiberal Policies in Central Europe.” In Cosmopolitanism, Migration and Universal Human Rights, pp. 105-115. Springer, Cham, 2020.


Since 2010, the EUCJ in Luxembourg and the Commission in Brussels have developed a kind of ‘European legal cosmopolitanism’ in the area of the right of asylum, which has been violently opposed by the ‘political Sovereigntism’ of the Visegrád Group (notably Hungary), thus challenging the legal order of the EU.

The Illiberalism Studies Program studies the different faces of illiberal politics and thought in today’s world, taking into account the diversity of their cultural context, their intellectual genealogy, the sociology of their popular support, and their implications on the international scene.