About the authors

Identities and civil society in Central Europe

Konstantinos J. Papadoulis is a Greek professor of political science. He is senior lecturer at the Department of Economic Sciences, University of Thessaly. His research topic is public policy, post-communist politics and comparative politics. His most important publication are: Comparative Political and Public Politic Research and Analysis (2003); The Science of Dialectic and Fundamental Empiricism. (Athén Sakkoulas Publ. in Greek 2002). Introduction to Political, Public and Comparative Sciences (Athén, 2001). He published some chapters in the Central European Political Science Review papadoul@otenet.gr

János Simon is a Hungarian professor of political science, senior research fellow in the Institute of Political Science for the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Director of Political Science Institute of University of Miskolc, lecturer at the University of ELTE Budapest, and editor-in-chief of Central European Political Science Review. His main publications are: The Silenced Majority in Hungary (with L. Bruszt), The Postcommunist Citizen (ed. with Samuel Barnes), Democracy and Parties (2000), The Colours of Political Culture in Hungary (2004). The Finance of Political Parties (2007 in Hungarian). jsimon@mtapti.hu

Csaba Varga is a Hungarian jurisprudent, scientific adviser at the Institute for Legal Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and professor at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University of Hungary, founding director of its Institute for Legal Philosophy. In addition to transition to rule of law this became one of his standing research topics when he served as a member of the Advisory Board to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary between 1991–1994. His interest now ranges from legal philosophy & methodology via patterns of judicial thought to comparative legal cultures. He is author of twelve books and nineteen edited books in English or German. His relevant publications do include Coming to Terms with the Past under the Rule of Law (Bp. 1994), and Transition to Rule of Law (Bp.1995,), as well as Jogállami? átmenetünk? (Transition? to rule of law? Bp. 2007, “PoLíSz). varga@jak.ppke.hu

Ján Mišovič  PhD in Sociology, he was a researcher affiliated with  Opinion Poll Institute in Prague ( 1975 – 2003). His scientific interest included metodology of public opinion,  public opinion in religion and Church., relations nations and nationalities and membership in NATO and the European Union, relations of public towards political activities. He is author  of many articles and reports concerning these subjects. He published three books : The question in the main role 2001 Prague, Faith in the history of the lands of the Czech crown  2001 Prague, View of Czech population on political and economical elites 2003 Prague (with Tuček M.). Since 2004 is senior assistant of Sociology in the Theological Faculty of South Bohemia University in České Budějovice and University of Political and Social Sciences in Kolín. misovic@volny.cz

Wolfgang Berg is a Germain professor of political science. He was a Head of International Department of Bavarian Youth Council. Since 1994 he is Professor for European Studies at University of Applied Sciences Merseburg (UASM). Since 2005 he is dean of the Faculty of Social Work, Media and Culture and National coordinator of CiCe-Network Children’s identity and Citizenship in Europe. He published different books and chapters on international relation, identity and social work.wolfgang.berg@hs-merseburg.de

József N. Szabó is a Hungarian political scientist. He is professor and head of Department of International Relations in the Faculty of Economic and Social Science at the College of Nyíregyháza, Hungary. He has been member of the Academy of New York since 2003 and a Visiting Professor of University of Paris Sud since 2002. His mayor field of research is the relation of culture and politics in the post-war Hungary and history of the Hungarian cultural diplomacy. nszaboj@nyf.hu

Cem Karadeli is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Çankaya University in Ankara, Turkey. He obtained his PhD from the Glasgow University, Scotland, with his thesis titled “Legitimacy and the Post-Communist Hungarian Political Transformation”. Dr. Karadeli has edited three books, and contributed to several publications. He specialises in regime change, the Cold War, and foreign policy analysis. karadeli@cankaya.edu.tr

Dávid Furmann (1979-2006) was a Hungarian political scientist, PhD student and young, talent Central European intellectual. He was an eminence student, graduated in 2004 at the Miskolc of University. He wrote his thesis about the meaning of left and right in politics. In 2005 he participated in the “Intensif Socrates-Erasmus Program” for political scientists, organized by the Université Catholique de Louvain about « Citoyenneté, Identités, Legitimité et Gouvernance dans l’Union Européen multiniveaux ». In 2006 he finished his study at the Central European University (History MA). He wrote his thesis about “Inter-war Discussions on the Central European Identity in Hungary”. His post-humus book came out in 2007: Köztes Európa (Europe “in between” – in Hungarian). The “Fundation Furmann” and the “Annual Price of David Furmann” for young political scientists has been named after him to conserve his memory.

Gréta Czene is a Hungarian political scientist and PhD candidate at the Zrínyi Miklós National Defense University and lecturer at the Political Science Institute of Miskolc University. She’s teaching courses on Geopolitics and Conflict and crisis management. Her main fields of research are Security and Defense Policy of the European Union, the EU’s conflict and crisis management activities in the South Caucasus. She is member of the executive board of the Károly Kiss Military Science and Security Policy Section of Hungarian Military Science Association, and member of the Hungarian Political Science Association. gretaczene@aol.co.uk

Péter Király is a Hungarian MA student of Political Science and History at the University of Debrecen and the member of the Hatvani István Szakkollégium. He was a teaching assistant of the Department of Political Sience at the University of Debrecen and studied a year at Aalborg University, Denmark. His primary research interests are theories of  democracy, democratization in Central Europe and theories of  international relations with a particular emphasis on peace operations and ”new wars”.  kiraly.peter.debrecen@gmail.com