About The Authors

Giovanni Sartori was an Italian political scientist specialized in the study of democracy and comparative politics. He founded the first Political Science academic post in Italy, and was Dean of the newly formed University of Florence’s Department of Political Science. Sartori served as Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University from 1979 to 1994 and was later appointed Professor Emeritus. He is a recipient of a Prince of Asturias Award (Social Sciences area, 2005). In 2009, he was the recipient of the Karl Deutsch Award of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), which honours a prominent scholar engaged in the cross-disciplinary research. His article “Concept Misformation in Comparative Politics” published in The American Political Science Review is prominent in the field, leading Gary Goertz to write, “There are few articles in political science that deserve the predicate “classic,” but Sartori’s … merits the label.” Sartori is also a regular contributor, as an op-ed writer, of the leading Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera. Sartori died at the age of ‘92 in Florence from throat cancer on 4 April 2017.

Richard R. Weiner is a professor of political science at Rhode Island College in Providence, where he served for two decades as dean of the faculty of arts and sciences. He received his Ph. D. from Columbia University, working in political sociology and history of political thought under Robert K. Merton. He formerly taught at the University of North Florida and the London South Bank University, and served as a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and the Centre d’Ėtude de Mouvements Sociaux, E.H.E.S.S. in Paris. Weiner continues to serves as a Local Affilate at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. Author of Cultural Marxism and Political Sociology and Los Indignados: Tides of Social Insertion in Spain, his articles have appeared in Sociologie du Travail, NEH Modern China Project at the University of Chicago, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, The European Legacy, Constellations, and Current Perspectives in Social Thought. He is completing a book entitled Social Rights, Social Pacts, Social Law. rweiner@ric.edu

Csaba Varga is a Hungarian jurisprudent, Research Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Legal Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Professor Emeritus at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, founder of its Institute for Legal Philosophy, acknowledged under his directorship as a “Place of Excellence”. A laureate of Széchenyi Prize, the highest honour in scholarship in his country. His overall interest has ever ranged from legal philosophy & methodology via patterns of judicial thought to comparative legal cultures, and since the fall of communist dictatorship, also to issues of transition and the rule of law. In addition to his fourteen authored and nineteen edited books in English/German — of which are available on http://www.mek.oszk.hu/indexeng.phtml, http://drcsabavarga.wordpress.com, https://ppke.academia.edu/CVARGA, http://philpapers.org/profile/15287 &  http://ssrn.com/author=1182696 — He is a regular author of the CEPSR since No. 27, reviewer, and member of the International Editorial Board of CEPSR. varga@jak.ppke.hu

Arvydas Guogis defended his doctoral dissertation in political science at Vilnius University in 1993, and in 2006 he accomplished the habilitation procedure in the area of management and administration at Mykolas Romeris University. 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 was working as an associate professor, since 2012 he started working as a professor at the Dep. of Public Adm. of M Romeris University, and since 2013 he took the office of a professor at the Institute of Public Adm. of M. Romeris University.; 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. The geography of the articles and books that he has published reaches as far as the USA, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Spain, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegowina, 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, M. Romeris University and Eugrimas. arvydasg@mruni.eu

Adomas Vincas Rakšnys is a PhD student of Public Administration of the Faculty of Politics and Management and lecturer at Institute of Management at Mykolas Romeris University. The author of over thirty academic articles which have been included into the foreign data bases of reviewed journals including Thomson Reuters Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics). The areas of academic interests are the problems of modernization of public administration, organizational culture and new public governance

Géza Jeszenszky is a Hungarian politician and associate professor, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and a former ambassador to the US. He was ambassador of Hungary to Norway and Iceland from 2011 to 2014. In 1987, he took part in the Lakitelek Summit where he, along with many opposition politicians and white-collar workers, founded the Hungarian Democratic Forum. He was the Chairman of the new party’s Committee on Foreign Affairs from 1988 to 1990. He begun efforts to incorporate the Euro-Atlantic structures, completed successfully (in 1999 and 2004). In 1995 he became President of the Hungarian Atlantic Council. In 2002 he returned to work lecturer at the Budapest Corvinus University of Economics. He was visiting professor in the College of Europe in Natolin, Poland, and the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He wrote lot of books about international relations. geza@jeszen.hu

Artúr Lakatos is a historian in Romania. About the Author. He is a freelancer Historian, Economist. He received his Ph D at the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj, in History. He is the winner of several national and international prizes and scholarships, author of more than 200 scientific publications about the history of Romania, Hungary and Hungarian minority in Transylvania. Currently, he is a beneficiary of the Bolyai Research Fellowship granted by the Hungarian Academy of sciences. Email: lakatos_artur_lorand@yahoo.com

György Juhász is currently scientific advisor of the Institute and Archive of Regime Change (RETÖRKI). He is a “hungarologist”, investigate the Hungarian political and literature history. He has got a post gradual was fellowship from the University of Novy Sad (Vojvodina, Yugoslavia – Serbia) and later he was invited professor at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). In 1985 he prepared the teaching-program of the University of Maribor (Slovenia). Between 2004 and 2009 he was visiting professor at the University of Osiek (Eszék – Croatia). He has more than 100 publications about the Yugoslavia, and the post-Yugoslavian countries. In 2015 he has got the Award of the Hungarian Academy of Artists. juhaszplusz@t-online.hu

Juan de Dios Torralbo Caballero is a Spanish lecturer at the Department of English Studies at the University of Cordoba. His research interests lie in 17th and 18th-century English literature and the reception of English literature in Spain. His articles have been published by CEPSR (Hungary), Études Anglaises (France), Reichenberger (Germany), Cambridge Scholars (UK) and Comares (Spain). He has been invited to give lectures at University College London, the University of Nîmes, Eötvös Lórant University, University of Clermont-Ferrand and other European institutions. With regards to his teaching, Torralbo-Caballero teaches classes on 17th and 18th-century English Literature, English Fiction, English Poetry, and Literary Translation. With regard to his university administration experience, Torralbo-Caballero has been the Associate Dean of International Relations, Director of the Centre for Languages, ​​and Director of Continuing Education and Pedagogical Innovation at the University of Córdoba. He has also participated in the coordination of different seminars and conferences, like the XXV SELIM Congress, and has been an organiser of international symposia, such as Cervantes from Andalucía (1547-2016). l22tocaj@uco.es

Irén Simándi Hungarian media historien. Undergraduate diploma at the University Kossuth Lajos (Debrecen) in 1995, research fellow at the National Library Szechenyi, 2004 PhD, 2007 Janos Kodolányi University, Applied Sciences, 2010 habilitation at the University ELTE (Budapest), 2013 honorary professor at the University ELTE. She is monographer of history of the Radio Free Europe and deals with history of the Hungarian Radio Broadcasting since 2009 what about she wrote three books. simandiiren@gmai.com