About the authors

Political parties and the European enlargement

Peter Mair is a political scientist, professor of comparative politics at Department of Political Science of Leiden University in The Netherlands and co-editor of West European Politics. He is author, co-author and editor of several books, including: How Parties Organize: Change and Adaptation in Party Organization in Western Democracies (1994), “Changing Models of Party Organization and Party Democracy” (Party Politics 1995/1.), Party System Change: Approaches and Interpretations (1997), (with Michael Gallagher and Michael Laver) Representative Government in Modern Europe (3rd.ed., 2000), in Larry Diamond and Richard Gunther, eds., Political Parties and Democracy (2001).  mair@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

András Bozóki is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at Central European University, Budapest. He has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, at the NIAS in Wassenaar, at the European University Institute in Florence, at the Sussex European Institute in Brighton, at UCLA in Los Angeles, and at the Institute for Humane Sciences in Vienna. His main fields are democratization, political ideas, and political and cultural elites. He has published on post-communist transition, comparative democratization, anarchist ideas and movements, transformation of political elites, and intellectuals in politics. His publications include four books in Hungarian, one in English (co-written), fourteen edited volumes in Hungarian (nine of them co-edited), and six edited volumes in English (four of them co-edited). His most recent works include The Roundtable Talks of 1989: The Genesis of Hungarian Democracy (editor, 2002), and The Communist Successor Parties in Central and Eastern Europe (co-editor, 2002). bozokia@ceu.hu

Gergely Karácsony (1975) is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the Budapest University of Economics and Public Administration. He is a research fellow at the Medián Public Opinion Poll Institute. His research interest include political public opinion, electoral behavior and political elites. karacsony@median.hu

Jody Jensen came to Hungary in 1990 from the University of California-Berkeley where she worked for the Berkeley-Stanford Program in Soviet Studies.  She began work in Hungary at the Institute for Culture and Education and then moved to the Institute of Sociology.  She was the regional director of the international organization, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public for 7 years. Currently, she is a research fellow at the Insitute of Political Science at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.  She is a Jean Monnet course holder in European Studies at Dániel Berzsenyi College in Szombathely, and the director of international relations for the Institute for Social and European Studies. jodyjensen@yahoo.com

Marjan Brezovsek is Associate Professor on the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana and researcher at Center for Political Science Research (CPSR). He lectures Public Administration, Political System of Republic of Slovenia and Local Self-Government. His recent publications are: Federalizem in decentralizacija: politoloski vidiki polozaja in vloge federalnih enot (Federalism and decentralization: the role and status of federal units) (1994). (with Hacek, Miro). Reforma slovenskega sistema javnih usluzbencev in proces vkljucevanja v Evropsko unijo (The reform of Slovenian public servants system and the process of the accession to the EU). Teorija in praksa, 2002/.4). Brezovsek, Marjan, Hacek, Miro: Globalizacija in drzavna uprava (Globalization and state administration 2003.).

Miro Haček is research and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana and researcher at the Center for Political Science Research (CPSR). Diploma in 1998 on the comparative aspects of local government reform processes in CEE. Since 1998 is research assistant on the Faculty. Since 1999 is general secretary of the Slovenian political science association. He is currently in final phase of his Ph.D. studies and is preparing to defend his thesis on politics/bureaucracy dichotomy theme. His recent publications include: Brezovsek, Marjan, Hacek, Miro. 2003. Globalizacija in drzavna uprava (Globalization and state administration). Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana. Hacek, Miro. Sistem javnih usluzbencev (Public Servants System). Zalozba FDV, Ljubljana. miro.hacek@Uni-Lj.si

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). Civil Society and Security Reform in Hungary CEPSR Vol.4. No.12. 2003/2.   matedoc@ludens.elte.hu

Damjan Lajh is a Slovenian political scientist and doctoral student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is researcher at the Centre for Political Research at the same faculty of the University of Ljubljana.damjan.lajh@siol.net
Małgorzata Marciniak is a polish political scientist. He graduate of the University of Lodz (International Relations, Eastern Policy Dominance – in 1978) and in the College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw (Postgraduate European Studies, Pre-accession Dominance). He is junior officer in the Department of European Integration and International Cooperation of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration of the Republic of Poland. marciniaczka@wp.pl

Algimantas Jankauskas is a Lithuanian political scientist, Director of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University (since 1993) and co-editor of the Lithuanian journal Politologija (Political Science) and president of the Lithuanian Political Science Association. His latest publication are: Editor of the Lithuanian Political Science Yearbook-2002. (2003.), “Lietuva po Seimo rinkimų 2000”. (2001). “Transition Toward Independence and Democracy: Consolidations tasks in Lithuania” (Presented at the World Congress of IPSA (2000.). “Simultaneous Transition to Independence and Democracy: Consolidation Tasks in Lithuania”. Pranešimas tarpt. konf. “Decade of Turn. The Balance-sheet of the Constitutional transformation Processes in Central and Eastern Europe” (2000).algimantas.jankauskas@tspmi.vu.lt

Tibor Szabó is a Hungarian Széchenyi Prize professor of political philosophy at the University of Szeged and senior researcher at the Institute for Political Science of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. He wrote different books about the Italian political science, about Antonio Gramsci and the philosophy of the renaissance age. Hi wrore more than 20 books. His latest books are: “Understanding Norberto Bobbio” (Budapest, VUK. 2001.),  “Dante Interpretation in the 20th Century Hungary” (Budapest, Balassi K. 2003). He is working on the current Italian party system, on the radical movements and the Italian national identity. He has got Dante Price from the Academy of Florence (1998).  szabo@jgytf.u-szeged.hu

Umut Korkut is an Turkish Assistant Professor of International Relations at Dogus University in Istanbul. Korkut received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Central European University in June 2003 in European Politics and Policy from University of Manchester and a BA degree in International Relations and Political Science from Bogazici University, Istanbul. He has one forthcoming book chapter titled The Position of Interest Groups in Eastern European Democracies: Maturing Servicemen or Trojan Horses? in Rossteutscher, Sigrid (ed.), Rescuing Democracy: The Lure of Associative Elixir, Routledge/ECPR. Another article of his with the title Embedded Elitism in Trade Unions in Poland and Romania: Can it Offer an Explanation for Lack of Union Strength and Success? is currently under review for Government and Opposition. Alongside his publications, he has presented his studies in various conferences in Toronto, Torino, Seoul, Berkeley, Bergen, and Ulaan Bataar. He was a visiting scholar at University of Bergen and at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Toronto. ukorkut@dogus.edu.tr