2 (2) 2012

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EUROPE

Survey: What is the condition and political significance of the middle class in the region? by Iveta Radičová, Gábor Takács, Anna Giza-Poleszczuk, Roman Joch, Vladimír Špidla, Ondřej Liška

The Way Things Stand    Péter Nádas

In Search of a Usable Past: Who Were the Ancestors of Polish Middle Class?     Tomasz Zarycki

THINKS TANKS WATCH

Banking Battlegrounds     Marc Lanthemann (Stratfor’s Europe Analyst)

ECONOMY AND BUSINESS

Deregulation and New Trust in the State.  Interview with László Csaba by Martin Ehl

 Who Fights for the Middle Class?     Igor Janke

Chinese Middle Class at European Doorsteps     Marta M. Golonka

INTERVIEW

The Traumatic Symbol of the Middle Class. Interview with Don Kalb by Zoltán Sidó and Dénes Csurgó

INTELLIGENT MIND

The End of Future    Rudolf Chmel

Farmers in Fairy-Tale Land. Poland and the European Crisis     Marcin Król

The Land of Dilemmas     Magdalena M. Baran

Interview with Timothy Garton Ash by Wojciech Przybylski

VISEGRAD ABROAD

Ukrainian “Stagnarchy” Buries the Eastern Partnership As We Know It     Alexander Duleba

A View From the Potomac     Robert Kron

The Visegrad Group in Eastern Europe: an Actor, Not a Leader (Yet)     Jana Kobzová

COMMUNITIES

The Rusyn Revival in Slovakia – or How to Create a Nationality at the Margin of Europe    Paul Bauer

REPORTAGE

Tramps, Hikers, Nature Lovers – a New Era of Wanderlust    Szabina Kerényi

Photo reportage from the Tatra mountains     Krzysztof Pacholak

URBAN

The Chances of Cultural Renewal in Hungary     András Bozóki

BOOKS

When Literature Becomes Politics: Probing the Visegrád Countries’ Systems of Literary Awards Marek Sečkař

Winged Victory of the Nike. The System of Literary Prizes in Poland     Cezary Polak

Literary Awards as Feedback in Literary Communication: The Typology of Literary Awards in Slovakia     Pavol Rankov

Conservative Confirmation or Progressive Lottery? The World of Czech Literary Awards     Eva Klíčová

 My Prizes    Endre Kukorelly

Literary Prizes in Hungary. A Short Survey     Orsolya Karafiáth

LOOKING BACK/ARTS

Irritation, Unrest, and the Politics of Questioning: the Eventful Relationships of Art and Nationalism      Margaret Tali

Art Museums Among  Tectonic Movements     Gábor Rieder

OPPORTUNITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Social Innovation in the Limelight    Judit Barta

Summer School Central     Natalia Sawicka

ESSAY

The Metamorphosis of the District. Gergely Angyalosi  on a book by Adam Bodor