Central European Political Science Review


The new Political Science quarterly of the Central European Political Science Association, formed by the Political Science Associations of Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, and launched in September 2000.

Up to date information on the place and role that the Central European region has in an integrated Europe, in the field of politics, economics, culture and structure.

A forum for the appearance of the results of the best scientific works that treat the Central European region.

Aims of the CEPSR

The editors of CEPSR aim at supplying its readers with up to date information on the place and role that the Central European region has in an integrated Europe in the field of politics, economics, culture and structure.

We intend to provide a forum for the appearance of the results and conclusions of the best scientific works that treat the Central European region.

Contents of the CEPSR

CEPSR will have thematic numbers:

  • Number 1: Central Europe and European Integration
  • Number 2: Political Parties in Central Europe
  • Number 3: Transition and the Consolidation of Democracy in Central Europe
  • Number 4: Parliaments and MP-s in Central Europe

    The editors of Central European Political Science Review therefore welcome the articles of political science researchers in the world, which are related to the Central European region or which carry a message for these countries.

    For further information...

    About contributions, please contact the editor:

    Janos Simon
    H-1399 Budapest Pf: 694/115

    For subscription, new orders, sample copy and advertising details, please contact:
    Foreigners: Századvég Politikai Iskola 1068 Budapest, Benczúr 33.
    Hungarians from: IPS of HAS H-1399 Budapest, Pf: 694/115. szaboi@mtapti.hu

    International Editorial Board

    Attila Ágh, József Bayer, Danica Fink-Haffner, Dagmar Horna, Ferdinand
    Karlhofer, Krisztof
    Palecki, Dag Strpic, Jerzy J. Wiatr and Drago Zajc.

    International Advisory Committee

    Samuel Barnes (University of Georgetown), Zora Butorova (Bratislava), Carlos Flores Juberías (University of Valencia), Tamás Fricz (Hungarian Acedemy of Sciences), Anthony Heath (Oxford University), Hans Dieter Klingemann (Wissenschaftzentrum von Berlin), Paul Lewis (Open University), Radoslaw Markowski (Polish Academy of Sciences), Leonardo Morlino (University of Florence), Geoffrey Pridham (University of Bristol), Vasile Puscas (University of Cluj), Vladimir Rukavishnikov (Russian Academy of Sciences), Philippe Schmitter (Stanford University), György Schöpflin (London University), Sona Szomolányi (Comenius University); Iván Völgyes (University of Nebraska) and Laurence Whitehead (Oxford University).

    CEPSR is published four times a year by Erasmus Foundation for Democracy Sponsored by the XXI. Század Intézet, Hungarian Erasmus Foundation, Institute for Political Science of HAS and Századvég Politikai Iskola ISSN: ISSN 1586-4197

    Contents of Number 1

    Introduction of the Editor: Central Europe and Europe - by János SIMON


    • Jerzy WIATR: Central Europe as an Issue - Why is Central Europe important for the political science ?
    • Laurence WHITEHEAD: The Enlargement of the European Union: A 'Risky' Form of Democracy Promotion
    • Thomas KÖNIG and Thomas BRAUNINGER: Governing the Enlarged European Union Accession Scenarios and Institutional Reform
    • Béla GALLÓ: The Half-European Integration - Some Global Political Aspect of European Unity from Central European Point of View.
    • Miroslav KUSY: Hello Europe! The Slovak Gypsies and the European Union
    • György G. MÁRKUS: Germany a la Carte. Hungarian in Cross Pressure Between German and American Influence


    • Annual Congress of Hungarian Political Science Association by János SIMON
    • Report on the International Conference of the Slovenien Political Science Association by Drago ZAJC
    • World Congress of Latin-Americanisten in Warsaw - by János DÖMÉNY
    • Ten Year in Freedom. Transition and Consolidation of Democracy in Central Europe. Great International Conference in Budapest, 30 October - 1 of November 2000
    • Austria and Europe. Conference in Vienna at 13 October 2000.
    • Democracy in Central and South-East Europe. Conference in Satu Mare (19-22 Oct. 2000).

    Book Reviews

    • BARNES, Samuel and Janos SIMON (1999):The Postcommunist Citizen - by Nicolas Maslowski
    • Ferencz MISZLIVETZ (1999): Illusions and Realities. The Methamorphosis of Civil Society in a New European Space - by Máté Szabó.

    Contents of Number 2

    Introduction of the Editor


    • Hans-Dieter KLINGEMANN and Richard HOFFERBERT: The Capacity of New Party System to Channel Discontent: A Comparison of 17 Formely Communist Polities
    • Wolfgang MERKEL and Aurel CROISSANT: Formal Institution and Informal Rules of Defensive Democracies
    • Rafael DURÁN: Collective Action, Democracy and Democratization
    • Takeshi HIRATA:The Party-System Building and Electoral Volatility in Central Europe
    • Tamás FRICZ: What Will Happen to the Parties? Crisis phenomena of parties and their possible change of function in the twenty-first century
    • János SIMON: The Interpretation of the Political Left and Right in Central Europe and in Hungary
    • Máté SZABÓ: Policing towards Movement and Countermovement Mobilization: the Gipsies and the Skinheads. Right Wing Racist, and Anti-Racist Protest Movements in Hungary
    • Ivan BERNIK, Niko TOSH and Samo UHAN: Ability of Party System to Absorb Popular Discontent: The Case of Slovenia.
    • Ioan MARGINEAN: Indicators of Democratization in Romania
    • Adrian J. SIMON: Political Parties in Post-Communist Romania: Political Culture and Democratization.
    • Miroslav KUSY: The Roots of the Hungarians' Demands for their Own District.
    • Andrej FIDOR: Demands Over the Roots
    • Michal KLÍMA: Incomplete Democracy in the Czech Republic or Three Anomalies an Essay

    Reports and Conferences

    • Ten Years Freedom. Transition and Consolidation of Democracy in Central Europe. Great International Conference in Budapest, 30 of Oct.-1 of Nov. 2000. by Anikó MOLNÁR
    • Nation-Building, Mass Politics and Development of Cleavages in Central and Eastern Europe Report on the International Conference of the Aarhus University,Sandbjerg, Denmark, 14-17 of December, 2000), by Attila ÁGH
    • The 2nd Spanish Conference of the East European Studies (Valencia, 20-22 of November 2000) by Carlos FLORES JUBERÍAS
    • Opening of the Institute of Social and European Studies in Szombathely, Hungary. by Zoltán POGÁTSA

    Book Reviews

    • Egon Matzner (2000): Monopolar World Order, on the Socioeconomics of US Dominance, by Jody JENSEN
    • Post-Communist Party Systems: Competition, Representation, and Inter-Party Cooperation. (Herbert Kitchelt, Zdenka Mansfeldova, Radoslaw Markowski, Gabor Toka) by Mikolaj CZESNIK.