About the authors

Participation, movimients and human rights

Máté Szabó is professor and head of Department of Political Science at the Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of State and Law, Budapest. His research interests are social movements, political protest in Central and Western Europe, and movements against globalization. His main publications in English Main publications in English include: The Challenge of Europeanization in the Region: East Central Europe. (ed.) HPSA. Budapest.1996. (with W. Merkel et.al.). „Policing Towards Movement and Countermovement Mobilization” in: Central European Political Science Review Vol.1. No. 2. 2000/2., In Hungarian: Protest, Police and Democracy (with D. Wisler 1999, VUK Budapest), The Global Civil Society (2000, VUK Budapest).  matedoc@ludens.elte.hu

Peter A. Ulram is assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Vienna (Univ.-Doz.), Senior Research Executive at the FESSEL-GfK-Institute for Market and Opinion Research (Vienna), International Manager for Social and Life Style Research at GfK-World Wide (Brussels). His main Publications: Das Österreichische Wahlverhalten (with F. Plasser and F. Sommer), Vienna 2000, On the Eve of EU-Enlargement: Economic Developments and Democratic Attitudes in East Central Europe (with J. Stankovsky and F. Plasser), Vienna 1998, Democratic Consolidation in East Central Europe (with F. Plasser and H. Waldrauch), London/New York 1998.peter.ulram@gfk.at

Marc Morjé Howard is Assistant Professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He completed his Ph.D. in 1999 at University of Berkeley, and in 1999-2000 he was a post-doctoral fellow at Georgetown University. A dual-citizen of the United States and France, he has also lived and studied extensively in Germany and Russia. His research is in the field of comparative politics, focusing in particular on democratization and civil society in post-communist Europe. In addition to several book chapters, he has published articles in East European Politics and Societies and in German Politics and Society. He is also completing a book manuscript entitled Demobilized Societies: The Weakness of Civil Society in Post-Communist Europe.mhoward@cats.ucsc.edu

Ashok Kumar Upadhyay is an Indian professor of political philosophy. Actually he is a visiting scholar at Institute for Political Science of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest by Indo-Hungarian Cultural Exchange Programme. He is working on the questions relating to Multiculturalism and Democratic Governance. In India he is an Associate Professor of Political Science at S.M.M.Town Postgraduate College, Ballia. He has published articles in academic journals on the themes such as Rawlsian Social Order, Rawls’ Two Principles of Justice, and Issues before Democratic Governance. He wrote a book on Rawls Concept of Justice (1999). ashok@mtapti.hu ashokb5@rediffmail.com

Juan de Dios Andrade is a Mexican professor of political scientist. He had been professor at the Inst. Tecnológico de Monterrey, at the Univ. Panamericana and at the UPAEP (Puebla). He is adviser of the COPARMEX (businessmen syndicate) and consultant of different enterprise centers, ex-chairman of Political Science Department at UPAEP. Dictates courses in different countries Publications: ”Once upon a Time a State-Party” (Mexican transition), Mexican Political System” (1999), ”Between Machiavelli and Gramsci” (political thoughts of Carlos Salinas de Gortari), ”Chinese Nationalism, a Historical Scope”, “Hubo una vez un partido-estado” (2001).jandrade@upaep.mx

Julia Isabel Flores is a Mexican professor of sociology and coordinator of Opinion Studies Unit, Social Science Research Institute at University of México (UNAM), Research topics: Political sociology, Sociology of culture. Main publications: La reforma política electoral y su contexto socio-cultural (with F. Castaños and Y. Meyenberg, México, IFE-IISUNAM), “Identidades políticas en México” in Cultura Política. (Ed. J. Peschard, México, UNAM-Colegio Nac. de Ciencias Pol.1997) Representaciones sociales sobre la representación política en México. (Ed. J. Peschard, México UAM, UNAM-Colegio Nacional de Ciencias Pol. y Administración Publica. 1999), Citizens and Culture of Democracy in México. Rules, Institutions and Values of Democracy, IFE-Inst. for Social Research, UNAM, 2001 (with Y. Meyenberg).floresd@servidor.unam.mx

Zsolt Boda is research fellow at the Institute of Political Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as well as part-time fellow at the Business Ethics Centre of the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration. He is also active in the environmental movement and has worked as an expert for environmental NGOs. He co-edited book on corporate ethics, and on political theory, published papers in journals and books on trade and environmental issues, the fair trade problematic, the of global environmentalism, and politics on the Web boda@mtapti.hu

Balázs Kiss is deputy director at the Institute of Political Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and senior lecturer at the Law Faculty of Eötvös Lóránd University of Budapest. His main field is political communication, politics on the Net first of all. His recent summary of the Hungarian media landscape is to be published by Sage in the Euromedia Handbook. h8101kis@helka.iif.hu

Kata Berta graduated as political scientist at the Eötvös Lóránd University of Budapest. She wrote her thesis on party web sites. She participates in a research project on political communication in the Internet, where she focuses on online and mixed media in Hungary. Now she works at Origo, one of the most renowned Internet mediums in Hungary. berta@mtapti.hu

Imre Lévai graduated from the Karl Marx University of Economics, Budapest in 1976. Senior research fellow in the Institute for Political Science of HAS, since 1998. Main publications in English: “Political Economy of the Working Class”, “The Indian Debate on Unequal Exchange” (Budapest: Institute for World Economics, 1983 and 1984, “Economic Reforms, Liberalization and Structural Change. India and Hungary” (New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 1997 with R. R. Sharma). levai@mtapti.hu

Endre Domokos is a Hungarian historian and political scientist. He finished his study at the University of Eötvös Lóránd of Budapest in 2003. Currently hi is working about the Hungarian electoral studies. dandd@chello.hu