Social Theory Research Group at the Institute of Political History
Institute of Political History
The Social Theory Research Group is a unique and flexible research unit open to Hungarian scholars from the fields of social and critical theory. It offers an open space for intellectual debate and cooperation. Its aim is to attract scholars who can contribute to the renewal of the left after two decades of the dominance of “Third Way” social democracy, which obscured the diversity of the global intellectual left and finally proved unable to counter the reconstruction of the right on the basis of recent trends in Europe and the US. While there are several small-scale initiatives concerning social theory in Hungary, the consolidation of an intellectual space is only in its initial phase. The Research Group was founded on the conviction that the Hungarian Left needs strong theoretical pillars and we intend to contribute to this initiative. First and foremost, it should draw on a wide range of global intellectual currents. Currently, our research has three main directions: contemporary social theory, theory of globalization, leftist theories of democracy.
Attila Antal, coordinator Antal
Eurasia and Eastern Europe
Fellowships and Potential Scholarly Affiliations