About the authors

Civil society in Central Europe

Andrzej Koźmiński is a corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the President of Koźmiński University in Warsaw, the President of the Board of the International Business School in Warsaw, elected member of the International Academy of Management and Academie Europeane and Academie des Commerciales in Paris, as well as the Scientific Society of Warsaw, and member of the Presidium of the Organization and Management Sciences Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a member of the President’s of the Republic of Poland Advisory Council for Education and Scientific Research. He has published over 300 scientific papers, as well as 32 books on economics, organization and management. His books published in English include: “Catching Up”, “Organizational and Management Change in the Ex-Socialist Block”, “Organizational Communication and Management”, “Strategies For Central and Eastern Europe” (with George Yip), and “Three Faces of Leadership: Manager, Artist, Priest”(with Mary Jo Hatch and Monika Kostera). His recently published book on the Polish transformation: “How it all happened?” He is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Telekomunikacja Polska SA and a member of the Supervisory Board of Millennium Bank. astepien@alk.edu.pl

Jody Jensen is an English-Hungarian political scientist, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Political Science at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. She is also the Director of International Relations for the European University Institute in Kőszeg, Hungary where she teaches in the International MA Program in International Relations and European Studies. Her current research topics and courses include global governance and global civil society, transformation of the nation state and governing global markets. jodyjensen@yahoo.com

Ferenc Miszlivetz is senior research fellow at the Institute for Political Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Jean Monnet professor and director of the Institute of Social and European Studies of the Dániel Berzsenyi College. In 2000 he was head of the Hungarian Team and Expert, „Preparity – Structural Policy and regional Planning Along the External EU Frontier to Central Europe: Preparing for Eastern Enlargement.” His main research topics include: social movements, emerging civil societies and participation, new political parties and human rights in Eastern Europe during the transition period, European integration, European security, the eastern enlargement of the European Union. Among his most recent publications in English is Ilusions and Realities – The Metamorphosis of Civil Society in a New European Space (Savaria University Press, 1999). E-mail: fmiszlivetz@axelero.hu

Máté Szabó is a professor of political science of the University Eötvös Loránd, Faculty of State and Law, Institute of the Political Science and he is the ombudsman of the Hungarian Republic since 2007. He was a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Hamburg, Berlin, Mainz and Frankfurt an der Oder in Germany, and was a visiting fellow of the Netherlands Institute of the Advanced Studies, Wassenaar, and of the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He is specialized in civil society, social movements and political protest. His main publications are The Challenge of Europeanization in the Region: East Central Europe (eds.). HPSA: Budapest. 1996.; “Policing Towards Movement and Countermovement Mobilization” in: Central European Political Science Review (Vol. 1. No. 2.) 2000/2.143-174.; “Political Science in Hungary” in: Hans-Dieter Klingemann – Ewa Kulesza – Annette Legutke (eds.): The State of Political Science in Central and Eastern Europe. Ed. Sigma. Berlin. 2002. 129-157. matedoc@ludens.elte.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 (with facing the past and civil obedience/disobedience included) which 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 after the first free election (1991–1994), his interest now ranges from legal philosophy & methodology via patterns of judicial thought to comparative legal cultures. In addition to his twelve authored and nineteen edited books in English or German, his relevant publications do include Coming to Terms with the Past under the Rule of Law (Budapest 1994, “Windsor Klub” series) and Transition to Rule of Law (Budapest 1995, „Philosophiae Iuris” series), as well as Transition? to Rule of Law? (Budapest 2008, “PoLíSz könyvek” series). varga@jak.ppke.hu

Thomas Glaser is an English professor of history, political science, international relation and political science. He is professor of Department of International Relations and European Studies of Central European University. Since 1975 he was working for the EU Commission. Among other duties were designing an information and communications strategy. 1993-2001: Head of Enlargement Information Office, DG Enlargement. 2001-2004: Head of Press and Information Section, EC Delegation Budapest. Overall purpose: Provision of EU information to target groups. 2004 – 2005: Head of EU Representation in Hungary charged with political and media reporting, maintenance of relationships with government, media and civil society and implementation of Commission priority information programmes. Duties include diplomatic relations, annual planning and implementation of work program, financial and personnel supervision and development. His field is the international affairs.glaser00@btinternet.com

Márton Sulyok is a Hungarian PhD Candidate of the Department of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Szeged. His research focuses on the role info-communication technologies play in the transformation of legal frameworks in the information society and the examination of the effects on the status and development of electronic governance mechanisms in Hungary. Legal coordinator of the Project WordNet (2008) at University of Szeged: digital legal terminology database for inter-lingual use in administrative back office communications; Contributor to the EU-Canada Cooperation (Challenge Project) in 2008. (Justice and Home Affairs: Extraordinary renditions and the role of NGOs in the absence of a transparent public power in new-born democracies and Hungary.) msulyok@juris.u-szeged.hu.

The Budapest Analyses was launched in 2002 with the collaboration of policy analysts, economists and social scientists, dedicated to sharing, protecting and disseminating a common value system. His value aims to protect the pillars of human- and minority rights, political pluralism, the democratic constitutional state and the protection of national heritages – into the European system of cooperation. He continues to consider interpreting and evaluating events affecting Central Europe in accordance with our value system. While he published one analysis fortnightly on average, from now on this frequency will increase significantly – hopefully, to the liking of our readership. The previous newsletters can be accessed in the Analyses Archive. Ivan Bába is the editor-in-chief. www.budapestanalyses.hu

János Simon is a Hungarian political scientist, senior research fellow at the Institute for Political Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, editor-in-chief of Central European Political Science Review, director and professor of Politician Building School of Budapest (PKI), and of SISZA Communication Institute (www,sisza.hu). His main research topics include democracy, political parties, political culture and the role of intellectuals in Central Europe.  jsimon@mtapti.hu