ECPR General Conference, Prague

This was my first ECPR conference since the COVID-19 pandemic. Fantastic to see so many colleagues, listen to great papers and spend some time together to catch up. Petr Kopecky, Maria Spirova, Fanni Toth and I presented our work on Party Patronage and Democratic Backsliding in Hungary in the section on Politics of Bureaucracy. Thank you for all the great comments that will help us to take the research forward.