About the authors


Bogár, László economist, sociologist and political scientist. From September 1988 he was a member of the Hungarian Democratic Forum (one of the founders of Lakitelek), and took part in the development of the economic programme of the party. In the parliamentary election of 1990 he got into the Parliament as the leader of the county list of the MDF in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén. Between 1990 and 1994 he was Political State Secretary in the Ministry of International Economic Relations. In the parliamentary election of 1994 he once again got into the Parliament. In 1996 he joined the parliamentary group Hungarian Democratic People’s Party. After the Fidesz’s rise to power between 1998 and 2002 he was Political State Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, Leader of the Strategic Analysis Centre of the Orbán Government. Since 1991 he has been the candidate of political sciences. Since 2002 he has been docent of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church. He has award “Pro Urbe” from Council of Budapest (2011). His main area of research is the power system of globalisation. He edited 16 books, the most important books are: Magyarország felszámolása. Kairosz, Budapest 2008., Válság és valóság. Éghajlat Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2009. (with János Drábik and István Varga); Idegrendszerváltás. Kairosz, Budapest, 2009., A rendszerváltás bukása. Kairosz, Budapest, 2010. bogarlaszlo51@gmail.com

Simon, János is a Hungarian researcher, scientific consultant and professor of political science, teaching at the University College Kodolány in Budapest, and editor-in-chief of CEPoliti Review. Since 2013 he is scientific consultant of Research Institute and Archives for the History of Hungarian Regime Change (RETÖRKI). He was visiting professor of 24 universities of 12 countries (from Mexico UNAM to Oxford, Nuffield College). He has got habilitation in ELTE Budapest (2007), and PhD in Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1993). He was working during 20 years in the Institute of Political Science of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (until 2011). His Awards are: Hung. National Knight’s Cross (from the President of Republic, in 2015); Orden de Mérito de Európa – (2016 – Ass. de Scientific Writers of Hungary); Bezerédj Price (2000); Széchenyi Professor Price (1999). His research field is democracy studies, political parties, elections, political culture, citizen’s behavior, Central European collaboration and the roll of intellectuals. He published 23 books. His latest publications are: Globalization and Nation (CEPOLITI Ed.- L’Harmattan 2015); Hét választás Magyarországon: 1989-2014. (Seven Elections) (CEPOLITI Ed. 2015); A politika értékválságban (Value-crisis in the Politics) (L’Harmattan 2013), Értékválság a politikában (L’Harmattan 2013). janossimon11@gmail.com

Lóránt, Károly is a Hungarian economist, and researcher in the Institute of Regime Change and Archive (RETÖRKI) in Budapest. He earned degree in Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology (1966), and in Economics at the Karl Marx Univ. of Economic Sciences (1970). His career began as a research engineer in the middle of the 1960’s but very soon in 1972 he got a job in the National Planning Office of Hungary. After the systemic change from some part of the Planning Office an economic research institute, named ECOSTAT was established and Karoly Lorant headed there the Economic Policy Section. Between 2003 and 2009 he has been working for the Europe of Democracies and Diversities (EDD) and Independence and Democracy (IND/DEM)Group in the European Parliament as an expert, main editor of the EUWatch, the bimonthly publication of the IND/DEM group. After finishing his activity in the European Parliament he had a job for two years in the Hungarian Ministry for National Economy and now he works for the Institute for Studying of the History of the Systemic Change. Hes latest book is: Az Európai Unió jövője és Magyarország (Éghajlat 2010); A rendszerváltáshoz vezető út (Antológia 2015).lorantkaroly@gmail.com

Becsey, Zsolt received his diploma in 1988 from Karl Marx University of Economics, in international relations. He obtained his PhD degree in 2003 from Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration. From 1988 to 1991 he worked as Desk Officer with responsibility for the Council of Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1991 to 1995 in Brussels he was Secretary of the Representation of Hungary to the European Community, from 1995 to 1996 Chief Advisor to the Office of European Affairs of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. From 1999 to 2003 as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary he was the Deputy Head of the Hungarian Mission to the European Union, then the secretary of the Hungary-European Union Association Council. In the European Parliament he prominently cared for the case of the Hungarians of Vojvodina, the Hungarians living there even collected signatures to convince the Fidesz to nominate him for the election in 2009 as well, but the party did not want this. From June 2010 to August 2015 he was State Secretary for Foreign Economic Relations in the Ministry for National Economy. zsolt.becsey@gmail.com

Massó Garrote, Marcos Francisco is a Spanish professor and Doctor of Law of the Constitutional Law of University of Castilla La Mancha. He was contractual professor (M.Curie Program of EU), in la Universidad de Bolona (1998-1999), and visiting professor in University of Paris (1997) and Florencia (1992). His main research topic is foreigners, immigrants and the law. His latest books are: Los derechos políticos de los extranjeros en el Estado nacional (Ed.Colex 1997); Nuevo Derecho Constitucional Comparado (Dir. Tirant. Lo Blanch, 2000); Nuevo Régimen de Extranjería (Ed. La Ley 2000); Poderes y límites de la investigación parlamentaria en el Derecho Constitucional Español (Congreso de los Diputados, 2001); El Nuevo Reglamento de Extranjería ( Ed. La Ley 2002); Tratado de Derecho Administrativo (Ed. La Ley 2007 and 2012); El Régimen Jurídico de la Responsabilidad Patrimonial de la Administración (Ed. Trajano Potentini, 2011, 2014);  “De Cádiz a la Habana” (Universidad de la Habana). He is international coordinator of different scientific programs within Italia and France. He is Citizens of Honor of the Santo Domingo City (2003), and distinguish Doctor “Honoris Causa” of the University of Perú. Marcos.Masso@uclm.es

Arvydas Guogis is a Lithuanian Political Scientist. In 2006 he accomplished the habilitation procedure in the field of management and administration at Mykolas Romeris University (MRU). He has worked in a number of public, private and nongovernmental organizations both in Lithuania and abroad as a political scientist, sociologist, public relations specialist and journalist. Since 2001 he has been working as an associate professor, in 2012 he started working as a professor at the MRU, and in 2013 he took the office of a professor at the Institute of Public Administration of MRU. The areas of academic interest are: social security, social policy and globalization, the new public governance. He has published more than 100 of academic articles, is the author and co-author of 7 monographs and is actively publishing his articles in popular periodical magazines and portals. His scientific articles have been published. He has published his studies in the USA, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Spain, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. He has written a number of chapters for books, which were published by the following publishing houses: Nova Science Publishers, MRU and Eugrimas.arvydasg@mruni.eu

Gediminas Kazėnas  Estonian professor of political science, Assoc. Prof. of Mykolas Romeris University, Institute of Political Sciences.

Rakšnys, Adomas Vincas Litvanian post-graduate student of Mykolas Romeris University, Institute of Public Administration. He is a master of Public Administration of the Faculty of Politics and Management at Mykolas Romeris University. He is the author of seventeen academic articles which have been included into the foreign data bases of reviewed journals. The articles have been published in the journals which is included into ISI Web of Science, SCOPUS, EBSCO Publishing, Inc. International Index Copernicus LOGIN, GESIS Service Agency Eastern Europe, C.E.E.O.L., ULRICH’S, PROQUEST, Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory and East View. The geography of the articles that Adomas Vincas Rakšnys has published reaches as far as Azerbaijan, Russia, Hungary, Slovakia, Estonia. The areas of academic interest are the problems of modernization of public administration, the opportunities of the synthesis of philosophical discourse with public governance and postmodernism. e_cnv@yahoo.com

Stumpf, István is a Hungarian political scientist. He has been Justice at the Constitutional Court of Hungary since 2010 and the Professor of Constitutional Law and Political Science at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at the István Széchenyi University. Previously he was the Founding Director of István Bibó College at the University Loránd Eötvös in Budapest (1982–1988); he also founded Századvég Foundation, the first Hungarian think-thank institute and was its Director for two decades (1991–1998, 2002-2010); he was the Deputy Prime Minister leading the Prime Minister’s Office between 1998-2002. He holds university degrees in law, sociology and PhD in political science. He spent years in the USA as a German Marshall Scholar and IREX scholar (Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, and GWU, Graduate School of Political Management). Author and editor of numerous articles and books in the field of political socialisation, parties and party systems, electoral systems and behaviour, constitutional and governmental structures and separation of powers. stumpf@mkab.hu

Pop, Lia Maria is a Romanian professor in Political Science in the University of Oradea, Department of Political Sciences and Communication.  She founded the Research Center for Identity and Migration Studies (e-migration.ro.) and the journal Journal in Identity and Migration Studies.  She is a member of important professional international associations. She authored 14 books in the field and more than 80 articles. She authored seven books as single authors and another one as co-author. Among them, there are be quoted: 2014 – On the President in Democracy, Oradea, Editura Universităţii (Oradea’s University Printing House);.2010 – Personalităţi Politice. O teorie ilustrată, (Polititical Personalities. An illustrated theory) 450 pages, Oradea, Editura Universităţii (Oradea’s University Printing House); 2007 – Pentru Parlamentul European, (A vote for European Parliament), 288 pages,  Oradea, Editura Universităţii (Oradea’s University Printing House);   popmarialia@yahoo.com

Szabó, Máté is Hungarian Ombudsman, and professor of political science of the University Eötvös Loránd, Faculty of State and Law, Institute of the Political Science and he is the ombudsman of the Hungarian Republic since 2007. He was a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Hamburg, Berlin, Mainz and Frankfurt an der Oder in Germany, and was a visiting fellow of the Netherlands Institute of the Advanced Studies, Wassenaar, and of the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He is specialized in civil society, social movements and political protest. His published several books, his main publications are The Challenge of Europeanization in the Region: East Central Europe (eds.). HPSA: Budapest. 1996.; “Policing Towards Movement and Countermovement Mobilization” in: Central European Political Science Review (Vol. 1. No. 2.) 2000/2.143-174.; “Political Science in Hungary” in: Hans-Dieter Klingemann – Ewa Kulesza – Annette Legutke (eds.): The State of Political Science in Central and Eastern Europe. Ed. Sigma. Berlin. 2002. 129-157.matedoc@ludens.elte.hu

Kozma, Miklós received his PhD at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary in the field of Business Administration. He works for the Business Economics Institute of Corvinus, his teaching areas include: business economics, strategy, international business and sports management. His primary research areas are public-private partnership, international strategy, sports business and business history. He is a board member of the Industrial and Entrepreneurship Section of the Association of Hungarian Economists, and a member of the Academy of International Business. Besides his academic career, he has 20 years of experience in business advisory working for multinational firms. miklos.kozma@uni-corvinus.hu

Kossuth, Borbála is a Hungarian sociologist, and jurisprudent. She finished her study at the University of Miskolc. Currently she is working as layer in the Equal Treatment Authorities of Hungarian Government. She is assistant of editor of Central European Political Science Review. She published several chapters about “pro bono”, human rights and democracy. In 2014 she has got a RETÖRKI Fellowship (Hungarian Research Institute of History of Transition) for 10 Months to investigate the history of Hungarian system-change kossuth.borbala@gmail.com

Messmann, Stefan was born in Serbia, educated in Germany and Switzerland and is of German nationality. He is Professor of International Business Law at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, from 1998 to 2015. He also served as Academic Pro-Rector of CEU between 1999 and 2003 and as Head of the Legal Studies Department of CEU between 2004 and 1012. He obtained his Licence en droit 1970 in Geneva and Doctorat en droit 1978 in Fribourg. He held positions of Senior Legal Counsel with Volkswagen AG in Germany, Deputy General Manager with Shanghai Volkswagen in Shanghai. He is a permanent member of the Foreign Trade Forum at the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce and of the Arbitral Tribunal for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Chamber of Commerce in Sarajevo. He has extensively written and lectured on international joint ventures, as well as on foreign investment, company and contract law in Central Europe and Southeast Asia but i.a. also about foot-binding practices and Jews in China. In 2006, he received the Dr. Elemér Hantos Prize (http://www.hantosprize.org) for co-editing the book “Investing in South Eastern Europe”. He was visiting professor also in North Korea and Serbia. He is also Co-Editor and a member of the Advisory Board of the European Journal of Sinology.stefanmessmann@outlook.com