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Dioscuri State of the art report

Final Project Report (July 2007)

The Way to Successs. Hungarian Coordinators in the EU 6th Framework Programme.A publication produced within "Hungary for FP6", a project funded by the Sixth Frework Programme of the European Commission. DIOSCURI features in the publication as one of two Hungarian-coordinated projects within the CITIZENS thematic priority.


Brinkmann, Ulrich. Die Labormaus des Westens: Ostdeutschland als Vorwegnahme des Neuen Produktionsmodells? In: Rainhart Lang (Hg.): The End of Transformation? VI. Chemnitzer Ostforum. Rainer Hampp Verlag, München/Mering 2005.

Brinkmann, Ulrich, Dörre, Klaus. Finanzmarktkapitalismus - Triebkraft eines flexiblen Produktionsmodells? In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (Sonderheft: Finanzmarktkapitalismus. Analysen zum Wandel von Produktionsregimen) 2006: 85-116.

Kovacs, Janos Matyas. Between Resentment and Indifference. Narratives of Solidarity in the Enlarging Union. In: Krzysztof Michalski (ed), What Holds Europe Together? CEU Press, Budapest 2006.

Kovacs, Janos Matyas. Which Past Matters? Culture and Economic Development in Eastern Europe after 1989. in: Lawrence E. Harrison and Peter Berger (eds), Developing Cultures, Routledge 2006.

Kovacs, Janos Matyas. Jastuk koji gusi? Transformiranje “kommunisticke socijalne drzave” u srednoistocnoj Europi (A pillow that smothers? Transformation of the "communist social state" in Central and Eastern Europe), in: Sinisa Zrinscak (ed), Socijalna drzava u 21. stoljecu – privid ili stvarnost? (Social state in the 21st century - a vision or a reality?), Zagreb 2006.

Kovacs, Janos Matyas. Little America. Eastern European Economic Cultures in the EU, in: Ivan Krastev and Alan McPherson (eds), The Anti-American Century, CEU Press, Budapest 2007.

Kovacs, Janos Matyas. Worte zu Schwertern. Wie in Ostmitteleuropa Wohlfahrtsreformen gezimmert werden, (Words against Swords. How Welfare Reforms are Built in East and Central Europe) Transit 32/2007.

Kovacs, Janos Matyas. Narcissism of Small Differences. Looking Back on “Reform Economics” in Hungary, in: Christoph Boyer (Hg.), Zur Physiognomie sozialistischer Wirtschaftsreformen, Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main, 2007.


International conference presentation, Plovdiv University, in cooperation with the Austrian Institute for South Eastern Studies, March 2006.

International conference presentation, XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology, Durban, South Africa, 23 - 29 July 2007.

Chavdarova, Tanya and Ganev, Georgi. “The case with Bank X”. Forthcoming in the Working Paper Series of the Bulgarian National Bank.

Bulgarian Journal of Sociological Problems (Soziologicheski problemi), editors of the issue: Kabakchieva, Petya and Kiossev, Alexander. Vol. 3-4, 2007, ISSN 0324-1572.
Theme: Insitutional Change and Social Transformations.

Chapter 1: Conceptualizing Fluid Institutions, Cultural Encounters and Hybrids by Kabakchieva, Petya and Kiossev, Alexander
Chapter 3: Knowledge about Institutions, Institutions of Knowledge by Avramov, Roumen
Chapter 4: The Transitions of the Pig: Culture and Economy in Post-Socialist Romania by Mihailescu, Vintila
Chapter 5: The Economic Culture as Generator of Inequalities: The Generations in the Bulgarian Banking Business by Chavdarova, Tanya Chapter 6: Culture Encounter in a Privatized Bulgarian Bank with Foreign New Owners: Which Are the Relevant Borders? by Ganev, Georgi
Chapter 7: Two Coping Strategies of the Small Farmers in Bulgaria by Iliev, Ilia
Chapter 8: Wine Production between the Local and the Gobal: Notes on the Villige Fieldwork by Ditcev, Ivailo
Chapter 9: The Two-Faced Janus: European Rules in Postcommunist Context. The Case of SAPARD by Kabakchieva, Petya
Chapter 10: Comparative Study on the Cases of Rural Development by Alexandrov, Haralan

Czech Republic

Tomasek, Marcel. e zdroje korupce v case spolecenske zmeny v makrosociologickem pohledu . (Systemic sourcers of corruption at the time of social change: makro-sociological perspective.). In Korupce: Projecvy a potirani v Ceske republica e Evropske unii. Brno. Mezinarodni politologicky ustav, 2006. od s. 31-44, 14 s. ISBN 80-210-4062-9

Tomasek, Marcel. Afery y sirsich souvislostech (Affairs in broader consequences) Listy, Olomouc: Burian a Tichak, s.r.o, ., 2006, 5, od s. 5-7, 3 s. ISSN 1210-1222. 2006.p>


Krbec, Denisa (2006). Evaluating the ENQA's Benchmarking Practice: Possible Strategies for the New Comers . Proceedings of the 2006 Informing Science and IT Education Joint Conference / Cohen, Eli and Betty Boyd (Eds.). Manchester, UK : Informing Science Institute and Faculty of Business and Informatics University of Salford, p. 159-167 (paper, conference presentation, and chairman of the session on Practice management)

Krbec, Denisa (2006) Akkreditáció Horvátországban. Felsőoktatási Akkreditáció Közép-Európában. (Accreditation in Croatia. Accreditation of Higher Education in Central Europe)In: Kozma, Tamás and Magdolna Rébay (Eds.). Budapest : Felső oktatási Kutatóintézet új Mandátum Könyvkiadó, p. 63-71, 180-181, 190 (ISBN 963-9609-23-4)

Krbec, Denisa; Currie, David M. and James Higgins (2005). Creating a Quality Assurance System for Croatian Higher Education. Higher Education in Europe, 30 (2005) 1: 53-66

Krbec, Denisa and Ilan Alon (2005). The Effects of Developing Collaborative Learning Activities in International Business Education. AGB - Academy of Global Business 2005 Seventeenth International Conference. Miami, FL: 17-19 November 2005 (this conference's presentation is currently serving as a case study for AMA American Marketing Association with restricted access)

Krbec, Denisa (2005). Innovations and Cultural Encounters – Challenges of Benchmarking in Higher Education . International Conference on Innovation and Social Development. IUC (Inter-University Centre), Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 27-20, 2005 (conference presentation and workshop theme)

Cengic, Drago. Menadžeri i vlasnici: modernizacijski potencijal, vlasnički status i strategije rasta poduzeća (Managers and Owners: Modernization Potential, Ownership status, and Enterprise Growth Strategies) in: Menadžersko-poduzetnička elita i modernizacija: razvojna ili rentijerska elita?(Managerial - Entrepreneurial Elite: Developmental or Rent-Seeking Elite?), Čengić, D. (ed.), Zagreb : Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, 2005. pp. 43-82.

Cengic, Drago. Menadžerska elita i modernizacija: neka temeljna pitanja (Managerial Elite: Some Fundamental Questions), in: Menadžersko-poduzetnička elita i modernizacija: razvojna ili rentijerska elita?, ?(Managerial - Entrepreneurial Elite: Developmental or Rent-Seeking Elite?), Čengić, D. (ed.), Zagreb : Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, 2005. pp. 11-43.

Dragojević, S., Kanižaj I., Žebec. Europska unija u hrvatskim dnevnim novinama: avis i odgoda pregovora (European Union in Croatian Daylies: The Avis and Postponement of Negotiations), Politička misao, Vol. 43, 2006, (3) : 133-164. 2006.

Franić, R., Njavro, M., Babić, Z., Kagin, J. EU Accession and Croatian Rural Competitiveness. Proceedings of the ICES 2006 International Conference of the School of Economics and Business in Sarajevo: "From Transition to Sustainable Development: The Path to European Integration". Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 12-13 (full paper – CD ROM); Book of Extended Abstracts, p.113-118. 2006.

Kanižaj I, Žebec I. Images of EU in Croatian dailies, JETIC International Conference, How Globalism Influences Journalism, Opatija, June 2006.

Drago Čengić. Wine Producers in Golden Valley – Local Culture, European Market and Search for Innovation, presentation/lecture held at the International Conference ‘Social Development and Innovation’, May 18-20, 2007, International University Center, Dubrovnik. 2007.


Kovacs, Eva. Wie wird Europa in Ungarn kommuniziert? In: Vrääth Öhner, Andreas Pribersky, Wolfgang Schmale und Heidemarie Uhl (Hg.): Europa-Bilder. Querschnitte 18. Studien Verlag: Wien, 2005. 103-118.

Kovacs, Katalin. Conference presentation together with Andrew Cartwright, Endre Sik, Marton Kemeny and Johanna Giczi: ‘Social Capital, Regional Development and Europeanization in Hungary’ at a conference on ‘Social Capital, Sustainability and Socio-economic Cohesion’, London, June 29-30, 2006.

Kovacs, Katalin, with Zs. Bihari and K. Magocs. Planning and implementing the Sapard program in Hungary. In: SAPARD Review. Impact Analysis of Agriculture and Rural Development. European Institute Foundation, 2005, p 109-140.

Vidra, Zsuzsa. Chapter: “Interkulturális szervezeti kommunikáció” in Szervezeti kommunikáció, University of Pécs, 2006.


Kochanowicz, Jacek, Slawomir Manders and Mira Marody, "Kultura ekonomiczna Polaków w zderzeniu z Zachodem (Economic culture of the Poles in clash with the West), " Kultura i Spoleczenstwo, t. XLIX, 2005, no 2, p. 93-113.

Kulturowe aspekty transformacji ekonomicznej (Cultural aspects of economic transformation), ed. by Jacek Kochanowicz, Mira Marody and Sławomira Mandes, Warsaw: Institute of Public Affaires, 2007.


Aligica, Paul “The Diffusion of Western Economic Ideas in Eastern Europe: International Agents and National Institutionalization”, Mercatus Center Working Papers, Washington DC, 2006

Aligica, Paul “Learning in Time. New Institutionalism and the Central and Eastern European Economic Reform Experience”, Global Business & Economics Review, December, 2005

Aligica, Paul. Conference presentation: Neoclassical Economics and the Challenge of Transition: Lessons and Implications from the Eastern European Economic Experience, George Mason University, 2005


Mladen Lazic, Srbija: i na istoku i na zapadu (Serbia: both in the East and the West), in Mladen Lazic, Promene i otpori - Srbija u transformacijskim procesima (Changes and resistance - Serbia in the processes of transformation), Filip Visnic, Beograd, 2005


Adam, Frane (2005): "History, culture and econonomic development. The case of East-Central Europe". In: Mansfeldova, Zdenka, Vera Sparschuh and Agnieszka Wenninger (eds.), Patterns of europeanisation in Central and Eastern Europe. Hamburg: Kramer, pp. 71-94.

Tomsic, Matevz and Mateja Rek (2006). "Kulturni vidiki ekonomskega in politicnega razvoja: stare in nove clanice EU v primerjalni perspektivi" (Cultural Aspects of Economic and Political Development: Old and New EU Members in Comparative Perspective. Organizacija, 36, 1, pp. 28-34.

Tomsic, Matevz (2006). "Kulturne znacilnosti slovenskih elit v luci evropskih integracijskih procesov" (Cultural Characteristics of Slovenian Elites in the Context of Integration into European Union). Druzboslovne razprave, 22, 51, pp. 73-91.

Makarovic, Matej and Borut Roncevic (2006): Ethnicity and mass media in Slovenia. In: GENOV, Nikolai (ur.). Ethnicity and mass media in south eastern Europe. Munster: Lit; London: Global, pp. 173-196.

Zivko, Tjasa and Milan Zver (2006): "EU enlargement : economic-cultural perspective and cross-country comparison". Transition studies review, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 92-107.