Abstract

Giovanni Sartori: Where is Political Science Going?

Any empirical, soft-like science, “softish” science, develops along two tracks. One is the theory-research track, that is, we have some theories, something in our minds, and we put it… we apply it to the finding of data, to the search for evidence. We want to know exactly what is there – so, theory-research dimension, or track. In my mind, is, instead, the theory-practice dimension. So there it’s not data finding, but knowing how to do: know-how. Knowledge for application; theory for practice. We want to be able or capable, otherwise our raison d’être becomes rather feeble.

Richard R. Weiner: Genealogy of a Critical Sociology of Law: Weimar to Teubner

This article heuristically develops the parallels between interpretive technique and law. It does so, following Jürgen Habermas’s understanding of law both as (1)“medium” of functional steering, coordination and dissemination, as well as (2)“institution” establishing normative anchoring. The article genealogically chronicles and develops a strand of the Critical Theory of Society as a critical constructivism. We conclude by considering what CSL adds to the inventory of legal praxis’s basic techniques.

Csaba Varga: Global Future, Systemic ChallengesChanges in the Profiles of Law?

Change of Paradigms in the Understanding of Social Order is also a new phenomenon: investigation into individual factors (i.e., causes/energies/effects) in chains of (quasi-)causality gets replaced by a vision built on average of what can be experienced in statistic masses and probabilities. For an autopoietic process, the coordinates (or laws) of ongoing operations are getting defined through (while and for) the operational process itself, individually for each case. The »order out of chaos« idea is becoming an explanatory principle for legal field as well.

Adomas Vincas Rakšnys, Arvydas Guogis: The Mechanisms of the Changes of Organizational Culture of the Public Sector in the Context of New Public Management

To ensure the effectiveness of modernization of the public sector of the 21st century an especially significant component is the organizational culture, the behaviour and thinking of civil servants, and the traditions established. In the article the authors reveal the mechanisms of the changes of organizational culture of the public sector in the context of New Public Management by means of agentification, privatization and public-private partnership (PPP), which serve as the tools – both objects and subjects – for analysis.

Géza Jeszenszky: The V-4 Cooperation and the National Minorities

In November 1990, when the Paris Charter recording the basic principles of a new Europe was signed, that Hungarian Prime Minister József Antall proposed to his Polish and Czechoslovak partners (Mazowiecki and Calfa) that the leading politicians of the three countries should meet at the beginning of the following year in Visegrád, in order to discuss their foreign political agenda. V-4 should help the fight against many phenomena which represent a threat to world peace and stability like terrorism, racism, intolerance against national and religious minorities.

Artúr Lakatos: The consequences of 1956 in Transylvania. A synthesis essay

This paper is dealing with the issue of the echoes of the Hungarian Revolution from 1956 in Romania, with a special focus on events from Transylvania. By presenting a series of documented case studies – including the major student revolts, the show trials of the Szoboszlay and Sass Kálmán groups, and a series of others – we try to analyze the seriousness, the impact and the aftermath of these events, which attracted the repressions of Romanian Communist authorities.

György Juhász: Tito’s Yugoslavia and the Hungarian ’56

On the 2nd of November 1956, in Jugoslavian (Brion Island) 4 people waited for Khruschchev and Malenkov who arrived in total darkness and incognito: Tito, Kardelj, Rankovic and Micunovic. There were no translators, helpers, experts, not even a technical staff. The main topic of the secret conference that lasted till 5 in the morning: the Hungarian situation. János Kádár became a subject of his comrades’ discussion in his absence. The “Yugos” convinced the unstable Khruschchev to “appoint Kádár to the throne”.

Juan de Dios Torralbo Caballero: Hester Pulter’s Political DNA in her literature

The article examines the literary legacy of Hester Pulter (c. 1607-1687), with the main aim of calling attention to evidence of her ideology found in her poetry (poems and emblems) and her narrative work (a romance). These examinations make it clear that politics was a pervasive leitmotif in the work of Hester Pulter, which, during her time, was handwritten but never printed and distributed.

Irén Simándi: The New Start of the Hungarian National Radio after the War in 1945

The new start of the Hungarian National Radio after WWII began under supervision of Allied Control Commission (ACC), which provided the preliminary technical and organizational requirements for the broadcasting. So by the end of April 1945 the provision of the personal and technical conditions, of licenses necessary for the launch of radio broadcasting ended. Its program structure and tone of communication complied with the contemporary sentiment.

LIST OF REVIEWERS

of the chapters of No. 67 was the followings:

Flores Juberias, Carlos; Juhász, György; Andrea Carteny, Marengo, Alexandro;

Rukavisnyikov, Vlagyimir; Simon, János; Varga, Csaba;

Vizi, László Tamás; Zachar, Péter.