is Senior Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Political Science, and professor at the College of Europe, Bruges. His most recent publication in English is The Toothpaste of Immortality. Self-Construction in the Consumer Age, Baltimore - Washington DC: The Johns Hopkins University Press -- Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2006.
Asked how they see their country ten years from now, only a third of Hungarians say that it will be a successful European country. "Hungary's political elite, its intellectuals and its media bear enormous responsibility for this negativity," writes Elemér Hankiss. [more]
The transformation of eastern central Europe 1989-2007
"Incomplete regime change", "interrupted revolution", "geo-political paradigm shift"... Accounts of the transition in eastern central Europe have tended to emphasize particular features to the exclusion of others. Elemér Hankiss pieces together a mosaic of interpretations of transition. [more]