Arpad Szakolczai

Professor
Sociology
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 490 3000
E: a.szakolczai@ucc.ie
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Professor of Sociology
Sociology
University College Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490 2204
E: a.szakolczai@ucc.ie

My research is concerned with basic and pluri-disciplinary research in theory. It attempts to go beyond the paradigms that have so far dominated the social sciences, and to return to the fundamental issue of what it means to be human, in the sense of sociability and political community - an approach particularly salient in light of the current, deep-seated political, economic, social and cultural 'crisis' (itself a much overused word). It therefore attempts to revitalise the links between sociology, politics and anthropology, from the perspective of a return to the basic principles of classical philosophy, especially the thinking of Plato. It is based on the conviction that the frontier of research currently in the social sciences is not to increase specialisation and quantification, but to give better meaning to the valuable work that has been done in various fields by bringing them together.

More concretely, my work over the last decade and a half was centred on the question of modernity; one of the most important, indeed founding problems of sociology. This problem of how the world in which we now live has come into being was addressed, in one way or another, by all the classic figures in the field, just as by a whole range of more recent social theorists. Yet, it seemed to me that, instead of simply adding to the existing stock of knowledge, it was necessary to return to the fundamental questions. One part of the reasons was historical: the events of the last two decades, especially the end of the Cold War and the rise of globalisation dissolved confidence in the existing approaches. The other part belongs to the history of thought: the dominant intellectual paradigms of social theory, like liberal evolutionism, based on utilitarian rationalism, and Marxist theory, based on materialism and the exaltation of conflict, not only failed to foresee the main traumatic events of the 20th century (the two world wars and the series of totalitarian regimes), but even failed to face up to their own shortcomings.

Apart from a series of articles, books chapters and conference papers, over the last ten years I published four research monographs by Routledge (in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007), covering almost 1400 pages altogether. The first of these books (Max Weber and Michel Foucault: Parallel Life-Works) reconstructed, going into biographical and philological details, the life-works of the two most important theorists of modernity. The second (Reflexive Historical Sociology) extended this approach to four further, important but often overlooked figures of 20th century social and political thought, Norbert Elias, Eric Voegelin, Lewis Mumford and Franz Borkenau. In the third volume (The Genesis of Modernity), the views of Weber, Voegelin and Foucault were reconstructed concerning the parallels between the Antiquity and modernity, moving beyond the paradigm of the Enlightenment that proclaimed the irrelevance of the distant past for understanding the modern world. This book launched the 'two global ages' thesis, according to which the current processes of globalisation can be best understood if seen in the context of the previous global age, dominated by the world conquering empires of Antiquity (Persian, Macedonian, Roman). Finally, my 2007 book about the Renaissance turned to the question of the links between the Renaissance and modernity, a question much ignored by sociologists since Weber in his famous work The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism assigned the Italian Renaissance to the medieval world and connected the rise of modern world exclusively to the charismatic aspect of Protestantism.

These books therefore constitute a project that tries to re-think the relationship between society, politics and religion, in the context of a comparative historical sociology, and attempting to employ a series of concepts developed by anthropologists (liminality, trickster, schismogenesis, imitation, mask).

I'm currently finishing a book manuscript entitled 'Comedy and the Public Sphere', which intends to go beyond narrowly rationalistic accounts about the rise of the 'public sphere' by demonstrating the central importance of the re-birth of comedy, from the late Renaissance onwards, in forming the modern democratic public 'arena', and thus helping to understand the increased theatricalisation of political life.

(last updated 2010)


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Books

 YearPublication
(2013)Max Weber and Michel Foucault: Parallel Life-Works (Paperback edition).
Arpad Szakolczai (2013) Max Weber and Michel Foucault: Parallel Life-Works (Paperback edition). New York and London: Routledge. [Details]
(2013)The Genesis of Modernity (paperback edition).
Arpad Szakolczai (2013) The Genesis of Modernity (paperback edition). New York and London: Routledge. [Details]
(2013)Comedy and the Public Sphere: The Re-birth of Theatre as Comedy and the Genealogy of the Modern Public Arena.
Arpad Szakolczai; (2013) Comedy and the Public Sphere: The Re-birth of Theatre as Comedy and the Genealogy of the Modern Public Arena. London & New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2012)Sociology, Religion and Grace: A Quest for the Renaissance (Paperback edition).
Arpad Szakolczai (2012) Sociology, Religion and Grace: A Quest for the Renaissance (Paperback edition). London & New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2009)Reflexive Historical Sociology (Paperback edition).
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2009) Reflexive Historical Sociology (Paperback edition). London & New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2008)Reflexive Historical Sociology (Chinese Translation).
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2008) Reflexive Historical Sociology (Chinese Translation). Shanghai, China: People¿s Publishing House. [Details]
(2007)Sociology, Religion and Grace: A Quest for the Renaissance.
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2007) Sociology, Religion and Grace: A Quest for the Renaissance. : Routledge. [Details]
(2003)The Genesis of Modernity.
Szakolczai Arpad; (2003) The Genesis of Modernity. : Routledge. [Details]
(2003)La scoperta della società (The discovery of society).
Procacci, Giovanna and Szakolczai, Arpad; (2003) La scoperta della società (The discovery of society). : Carocci. [Details]
(2000)Reflexive Historical Sociology.
Szakolczai Arpad; (2000) Reflexive Historical Sociology. : Routledge. [Details]
(1998)Max Weber and Michel Foucault: Parallel Life-Works.
Szakolczai Arpad; (1998) Max Weber and Michel Foucault: Parallel Life-Works. : Routledge. [Details]
(1992)The Dissolution of Communist Power: The Case of Hungary [B4309].
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1992) The Dissolution of Communist Power: The Case of Hungary [B4309]. : Routledge. [Details]
(1990)A fejlődés megkérdőjelezése (Questioning Development).
Arpad Szakolczai; (1990) A fejlődés megkérdőjelezése (Questioning Development). Budapest [Details]
(1989)Senkiföldjén: A politikai instruktorok tevékenységéről az állampártban (On the no man's land: The activity of political instructors in the state party).
Arpad Szakolczai, Agnes Horváth; (1989) Senkiföldjén: A politikai instruktorok tevékenységéről az állampártban (On the no man's land: The activity of political instructors in the state party). Budapest [Details]
(0)A modernség politikai-filozófiai problémái (The politico- philosophical problems of modernity: from the writings of Michel Foucault, edited and translated, with an introduction).
Arpad Szakolczai; (0) A modernség politikai-filozófiai problémái (The politico- philosophical problems of modernity: from the writings of Michel Foucault, edited and translated, with an introduction). [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2014)'Theatricalised Reality and Novels of Truth: Respecting Tradition and Promoting Imagination in Social Research'
Szakolczai, Arpad (2014) 'Theatricalised Reality and Novels of Truth: Respecting Tradition and Promoting Imagination in Social Research' In: Michael H. Jacobsen, Kieran Keohane, Anders Petersen & Michael S. Drake (eds). Imaginative Methodologies: The Poetic Imagination in Social Science. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. [Details]
(2014)'Liminality and Experience: Structuring transitory situations and transformative events'
Szakolczai, Arpad (2014) 'Liminality and Experience: Structuring transitory situations and transformative events' In: Agnes Horvath, Bjørn Thomassen and Harald Wydra (eds). Breaking Boundaries: Varieties of Liminality. Oxford: Berghahn. [Details]
(2013)'The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization: Meaning-giving experiences and pathological expectations concerning health and suffering'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2013) 'The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization: Meaning-giving experiences and pathological expectations concerning health and suffering' In: Kieran Keohane and Anders Pedersen (eds). Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press. [Details]
(2013)'Gennep, Arnold van'
Szakolczai, Arpad (2013) 'Gennep, Arnold van' In: R. John McGee and Richard L. Warms (eds). Encyclopedia of Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage. [Details]
(2013)'Michel Foucault (1926-84)'
Szakolczai, Arpad (2013) 'Michel Foucault (1926-84)' In: Neil J Smelser and Paul B Baltes (eds). International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. New York: Elsevier. [Details]
(2013)'Genealogy'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2013) 'Genealogy' In: Byron Kaldis (eds). Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences. Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage. [Details]
(2013)'Foreword'
Szakolczai, Arpad (2013) 'Foreword' In: Tom Boland, Critique as a Modern Social Phenomenon. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press. [Details]
(2012)'Dreams, Visions and Utopias: Romantic and Realist Revolutionaries, and the Idyllic'
Szakolczai, Arpad (2012) 'Dreams, Visions and Utopias: Romantic and Realist Revolutionaries, and the Idyllic' In: Utopia: Social Theory and the Future. Farnham Surrey: Ashgate. [Details]
(2011)'Voegelin, Weber, and Neo-Kantianism'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2011) 'Voegelin, Weber, and Neo-Kantianism' In: Lee Trepanier and Steven McGuire (eds). Eric Voegelin and the Continental Tradition: Explorations in Modern Political Thought. USA: University of Missouri Press. [Details]
(2011)'Modernità multiple, età assiale e liminalità permanente: approcci alla modernità alla ricerca di un paradigma'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2011) 'Modernità multiple, età assiale e liminalità permanente: approcci alla modernità alla ricerca di un paradigma' In: Consuelo Corradi (eds). Modernità multiple - forthcoming. Soveria Mannelli (CZ), italy: Rubbettino. [Details]
(2009)'Images of Society'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2009) 'Images of Society' In: Harvie Ferguson (eds). La teoria sociologica e lo stato moderno: Festschrift in Honour of Gianfranco Poggi. Bologna: Il Mulino. [Details]
(2008)'Conclusione'
Arpad Szakolczai, Agnes Horvath; (2008) 'Conclusione' In: Agnes Horvath and Arpad Szakolczai (eds). Gli interpreti degli interpreti: l'Ione di Platone oggi. Florence: Ficino Press. [Details]
(2008)'Platone oggi: intempestività noiosa o attualità bruciante? (Plato today: boring untimeliness or burning actuality?)'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) 'Platone oggi: intempestività noiosa o attualità bruciante? (Plato today: boring untimeliness or burning actuality?)' In: Agnes Horvath (eds). Gli interpreti degli interpreti: l'Ione di Platone oggi. Florence: Ficino Press. [Details]
(2008)'A civilizáció kalandja: Etruszkok, pelaszgok, és a sötét korok utáni újjászületés (The adventure of civilisation: Etruscans, Pelasgians, and the rebirth after dark ages)'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) 'A civilizáció kalandja: Etruszkok, pelaszgok, és a sötét korok utáni újjászületés (The adventure of civilisation: Etruscans, Pelasgians, and the rebirth after dark ages)' In: Ferenc Miszlivetz (eds). Találjuk ki ...! Tanulmányok Hankiss Elemér tiszteletére (Festschrift in Honour of Elemér Hankiss). Budapest-Szombathely: Savaria University Press. [Details]
(2008)'The Non-Being of Communism and Myths of Democratisation'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2008) 'The Non-Being of Communism and Myths of Democratisation' In: Wöll, Alexander and Wydra, Harald (eds). Democracy and Myth in Russia and in Eastern Europe Routledge, London. [Details]
(2008)'Sinn aus Erfahrung'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2008) 'Sinn aus Erfahrung' In: Kay Junge, Daniel Suber, and Gerold Gerber Bielefeld, Transcript-Verlag (eds). Erleben, Erleiden, Erfahren: Die Konstitution sozialen Sinns jenseits instrumenteller Vernunft. [Details]
(2008)'Introduzione'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) 'Introduzione' In: Agnes Horvath (eds). Gli interpreti degli interpreti: l'Ione di Platone oggi. Florence: Ficino Press. [Details]
(2006)'Identity Formation in World Religions: A Comparative Analysis of Christianity and Islam'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2006) 'Identity Formation in World Religions: A Comparative Analysis of Christianity and Islam' In: ohann P. Arnason, Armando Salvatore and Georg Stauth (eds). Islam in Process: Historical and Civilizational Perspectives, Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam. Bielefeld, Transcript-Verlag. [Details]
(2006)'Historical sociology, Historicism, Charisma, Eliade, Mary Douglas and Voegelin'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2006) 'Historical sociology, Historicism, Charisma, Eliade, Mary Douglas and Voegelin' In: Harrington, Austin; Marshall, Barbara; and Müller, Hans-Peter (eds). Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory. [Details]
(2006)'World-Rejections and World Conquests: The Dynamics of War and Peace'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2006) 'World-Rejections and World Conquests: The Dynamics of War and Peace' In: Schabert, Tilo and Riedl, Matthias (eds). Die Menschen im Krieg, im Frieden mit der Natur. [Details]
(2006)'Global Ages, Ecumenic Empires, and Prophetic Traditions'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2006) 'Global Ages, Ecumenic Empires, and Prophetic Traditions' In: Johann P. Arnason, Armando Salvatore and Georg Stauth (eds). Islam in Process: Historical and Civilizational Perspectives, Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam. Bielefeld, Transcript-Verlag. [Details]
(2006)'`Preface' to Donal Foley, Understanding Medjugorje'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2006) '`Preface' to Donal Foley, Understanding Medjugorje' In: Understanding Medjugorje. Nottingham: Theotokos Books. [Details]
(2006)'Contemporary East Central European Social Theory'
Szakolczai, Arpad and Wydra, Harald; (2006) 'Contemporary East Central European Social Theory' In: Delanty, Gerard (eds). Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory Routledge, London+New York. [Details]
(2005)'In Between Tradition and Christianity: The Axial Age in the In Between Tradition and Christianity: The Axial Age in the Perspective of Béla Hamvas'
Szakolczai Arpad; (2005) 'In Between Tradition and Christianity: The Axial Age in the In Between Tradition and Christianity: The Axial Age in the Perspective of Béla Hamvas' In: Arnason,Johann, Eisenstadt, S.N. and Wittrock Björn (eds). Axial Civilisations and World History Brill, Leiden. [Details]
(2004)'Beyond Normality? Identity Formation in Modernity'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2004) 'Beyond Normality? Identity Formation in Modernity' In: Ion Copoeru and Nicoleta Szabo (eds). Beyond Identity: Transformations of Identity in a (Post) Modern World. [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Civilization and Its Sources'
Szakolczai Arpad; (2004) 'Civilization and Its Sources' In: Arjomand Said and Tiryakian Edward (eds). Rethinking Civilizational Analysis Sage, London. [Details]
(2000)'Identità, riconoscimento, scambio: una introduzione'
Arpad Szakolczai, Donatella Della Porta, Monica Greco; (2000) 'Identità, riconoscimento, scambio: una introduzione' In: D. Della Porta, M. Greco and A. Szakolczai (eds). Identità, riconoscimento, scambio: Saggi in onore di Alessandro Pizzorno. Bari: Laterza. [Details]
(2000)'Modernity Interpreted through Weber and Foucault'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2000) 'Modernity Interpreted through Weber and Foucault' In: Strath Bo and Kay James (eds). Enlightenment and Genocide: Contradictions of Modernity Presse Interuniversitaire Européen / Peter Lang, Brussels. [Details]
(1999)'Experiences of Democratisation: Elements of a Comparative and Historical Framework'
Szakolczai Arpad; (1999) 'Experiences of Democratisation: Elements of a Comparative and Historical Framework' In: Sakwa Richard (eds). The Experience of Democratisation in Eastern Europe London, Macmillan. [Details]
(1998)'Erlebnisgründe des Denkens von Max Weber und Michel Foucault: Eine vergleichende Analyse'
Arpad Szakolczai; (1998) 'Erlebnisgründe des Denkens von Max Weber und Michel Foucault: Eine vergleichende Analyse' In: Thomas Keller und Bernd Thum (Hrsg.) (eds). T Interkulturelle Lebensläufe. Stauffenburg: Tübingen. [Details]
(1994)'Foucault Passe à L'Est: Liens Et Interactions [B4327]'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1994) 'Foucault Passe à L'Est: Liens Et Interactions [B4327]' In: Michel Foucault, Les Jeux De La Vérité Et Du Pouvoir: Etudes Transeuropéennes. [Details]
(1992)'The Discourse of Civil Society and the Self-Elimination of the Party [B4315]'
Szakolczai, Arpad; Horvath, Agnes; (1992) 'The Discourse of Civil Society and the Self-Elimination of the Party [B4315]' In: Democracy and Civil Society in Eastern Europe. [Details]
(1990)'Modernization of Value Systems: Indicators of Change in Cross- cultural Comparisons'
Arpad Szakolczai, Elemér Hankiss, Róbert Manchin and László Füstös; (1990) 'Modernization of Value Systems: Indicators of Change in Cross- cultural Comparisons' In: Ilona Kovács (eds). Search for American Values: Contribution of Hungarian Americans to American Values. Budapest: Országos Széchényi Könyvtár. [Details]
(1987)'On the characteristics of the value choices of students'
Arpad Szakolczai; (1987) 'On the characteristics of the value choices of students' In: Ildikó Hrubos (eds). The Social Conditions of Engineers and Economists. Budapest, University of Economics: [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2008)
Arpad Szakolczai, Agnes Horvath (Ed.). (2008) Gli interpreti degli interpreti: l¿Ione di Platone oggi. Florence: Ficino Press. [Details]
(2000)
Arpad Szakolczai, Donatella Della Porta, Monica Greco (Ed.). (2000) Identità, riconoscimento e scambio: Saggi in onore di Alessandro Pizzorno. Bari: Laterza. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'The Gravity of Eros in the Contemporary: An Introduction’'
Arpad Szakolczai and Agnes Horvath (2013) 'The Gravity of Eros in the Contemporary: An Introduction’'. History of The Human Sciences, 26 (1) [Full Text] [Details]
(2013)'In liminal tension towards giving birth: Eros, the Educator'
Arpad Szakolczai (2013) 'In liminal tension towards giving birth: Eros, the Educator'. History of The Human Sciences, [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)'Critique, Enlightenment and the Spectator in Kant: On the Theatrical Back-ground to the Critical Public Sphere'
Arpad Szakolczai (2012) 'Critique, Enlightenment and the Spectator in Kant: On the Theatrical Back-ground to the Critical Public Sphere'. International Political Anthropology, 5 (2):157-177 [Details]
(2011)'Gabriel Tarde as Political Anthropologist: The role of imitation for sociality, crowds and publics within a context of globalization'
Szakolczai, Arpad and Bjorn Thomassen (2011) 'Gabriel Tarde as Political Anthropologist: The role of imitation for sociality, crowds and publics within a context of globalization'. International Political Anthropology, 4 (1):41-60 [Details]
(2011)'Franz Borkenau on World Image'
Arpad Szakolczai (2011) 'Franz Borkenau on World Image'. Humana.Mente, 18 :105-122 [Details]
(2011)'Civilizing processes and accelerating spirals: The dynamics of social processes, after Elias'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2011) 'Civilizing processes and accelerating spirals: The dynamics of social processes, after Elias'. Cambio: Rivista sulle trasformazioni sociali, 1 (2):176-184 [Details]
(2010)'Magical Media Power: Identity Masks in the Revolutionary Global Public Sphere'
Szakolczai, Arpad (2010) 'Magical Media Power: Identity Masks in the Revolutionary Global Public Sphere'. Comunicazioni sociali, 33 (3):260-272 [Details]
(2010)'Masks and Persons: Identity Formation in Public'
Arpad Szakolczai (2010) 'Masks and Persons: Identity Formation in Public'. International Political Anthropology, 3 (2):171-191 [Details]
(2009)''Liminality and Experience: Structuring transitory situations and transformative events''
Arpad Szakolczai (2009) ''Liminality and Experience: Structuring transitory situations and transformative events''. International Political Anthropology, 2 (1):141-172 [Details]
(2009)'Jean-Paul and the Modern Obsession with Breaking Boundaries: Reflections on Giesen's 'Three Cultural Projects of Modernity''
Arpad Szakolczai; (2009) 'Jean-Paul and the Modern Obsession with Breaking Boundaries: Reflections on Giesen's 'Three Cultural Projects of Modernity''. International Political Anthropology, 2 (2):267-288 [Details]
(2008)'Citizenship and Home: Political Allegiance and its Background'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) 'Citizenship and Home: Political Allegiance and its Background'. International Political Anthropology, :57-75 [Details]
(2008)'Anthropology beyond Evolutionism, or the Challenge of Prehistoric Cave Art: A Review Essay'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) 'Anthropology beyond Evolutionism, or the Challenge of Prehistoric Cave Art: A Review Essay'. International Political Anthropology, :149-160 [Details]
(2008)'What Kind of Political Anthropology: An External Insider View'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) 'What Kind of Political Anthropology: An External Insider View'. International Political Anthropology, 275 (282) [Details]
(2008)'The National State as a Project of Inner-Worldly Eschatology: Eric Voegelin's Weberian Genealogy of the Spirit of the Modern State'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) 'The National State as a Project of Inner-Worldly Eschatology: Eric Voegelin's Weberian Genealogy of the Spirit of the Modern State'. International Political Anthropology, :193-212 [Details]
(2007)'Image-Magic in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Power and Modernity from Weber to Shakespeare'
Szakolczai Arpad; (2007) 'Image-Magic in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Power and Modernity from Weber to Shakespeare'. History of the Human Sciences, 20 (4):1-26 [Details]
(2007)'In pursuit of the 'Good European' identity: From Nietzsche's Dionysus to Minoan Crete'
Szakolczai Arpad; (2007) 'In pursuit of the 'Good European' identity: From Nietzsche's Dionysus to Minoan Crete'. Theory, Culture and Society, 24 (5):47-76 [Details]
(2007)'Elementi per una sociologia della grazia'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2007) 'Elementi per una sociologia della grazia'. Vita e pensiero, :38-48 [Details]
(2007)'Bellezza e città'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2007) 'Bellezza e città'. Dialoghi Internazional, :132-139 [Details]
(2007)'Il Rinascimento e le rinascite nella storia: verso una sociologia della grazia'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2007) 'Il Rinascimento e le rinascite nella storia: verso una sociologia della grazia'. Studi di Sociologia, :123-145 [Details]
(2005)'Moving Beyond the Sophists: Intellectuals in East Central Europe and the Return of Transcendence'
Szakolczai Arpad; (2005) 'Moving Beyond the Sophists: Intellectuals in East Central Europe and the Return of Transcendence'. Journal of European Journal of Social Theory, 8 (4):417-433 [Details]
(2005)'Elias and the Re-founding of Social Theory: A Comment'
Szakolczai Arpad; (2005) 'Elias and the Re-founding of Social Theory: A Comment'. Current Sociology, 53 (5):829-834 [Details]
(2004)'Experiential Sociology'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2004) 'Experiential Sociology'. Theoria, * (103):59-87 [Details]
(2004)'Az axiális kor, avagy a globalizáció új megvilágitásban (The axial age, or globalisation in new light)'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2004) 'Az axiális kor, avagy a globalizáció új megvilágitásban (The axial age, or globalisation in new light)'. Szociologiai Szemle, * (1):36-65 [Details]
(2003)'Religion and the Civilising Process'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2003) 'Religion and the Civilising Process'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 12 (1):39-44 [Details]
(2001)'Eric Voegelin's History of Political Ideas: A Review Essay'
Szakolczai Arpad; (2001) 'Eric Voegelin's History of Political Ideas: A Review Essay'. Journal of European Journal of Social Theory, 4 (3):351-368 [Details]
(2001)'Civilization and Its Sources'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2001) 'Civilization and Its Sources'. International Sociology, 16 (3):371-388 [Details]
(2001)'Civilization and its sources'
Szakolczai, A; (2001) 'Civilization and its sources'. Rna-A Publication of The Rna Society, 16 :369-386 [Details]
(2001)'In a Permanent State of Transition: Theorising the East European Condition'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2001) 'In a Permanent State of Transition: Theorising the East European Condition'. Journal For Theory and Practice of Liminal Phenomena, 1 (1 (www.mi2.hr/limen)):*-* [Details]
(2000)'Norbert Elias and Franz Borkenau: Intertwined Life-Works'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2000) 'Norbert Elias and Franz Borkenau: Intertwined Life-Works'. Theory, Culture and Society, 17 (2):45-69 [Details]
(1999)'Kontinuitás és diszkontinuitás az értékpreferenciákban (1977-1998) (Continuity and discontinuity in value preferences)'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1999) 'Kontinuitás és diszkontinuitás az értékpreferenciákban (1977-1998) (Continuity and discontinuity in value preferences)'. Szociologiai Szemle, * (3):54-72 [Details]
(1998)'Value Systems in Axial Moments: A Comparative Analysis of 24 European Countries'
Szakolczai, Arpad and Füstös, László; (1998) 'Value Systems in Axial Moments: A Comparative Analysis of 24 European Countries'. European Sociological Review, 14 (3):211-229 [Details]
(1998)'Reappraising Foucault: A Review Essay'
Arpad Szakolczai; (1998) 'Reappraising Foucault: A Review Essay'. American Journal of Sociology, :1402-1410 [Details]
(1998)'The Global Monastery'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1998) 'The Global Monastery'. World Futures, 49 (*):1-17 [Details]
(1998)'Reflexive Historical Sociology'
Szakolczai Arpad; (1998) 'Reflexive Historical Sociology'. Journal of European Journal of Social Theory, 1 (2):209-227 [Details]
(1997)'Political Science in Hungary [B4360]'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1997) 'Political Science in Hungary [B4360]'. The European Consortium for Political Research, 8.199999999999999 :29-* [Details]
(1996)'Hungarians' Changing Values Leave Ex-Communists Behind [B4345]'
Szakolczai, Arpad; Füstøs, László; (1996) 'Hungarians' Changing Values Leave Ex-Communists Behind [B4345]'. Transition, 3.22 :46-48 [Details]
(1995)'Du Discours Sur La Société Civile Et L'Auto-Élimination Du Parti [B4339]'
Szakolczai, Arpad; Horvath, Agnes; (1995) 'Du Discours Sur La Société Civile Et L'Auto-Élimination Du Parti [B4339]'. Cultures Et Conflits, 17 :47-80 [Details]
(1995)'Sects and Sociology [B4342]'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1995) 'Sects and Sociology [B4342]'. Figurations, 4 :5-7 [Details]
(1994)'Thinking Beyond the East West Divide: Foucault, Patocka, and the Care of the Self [B4324]'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1994) 'Thinking Beyond the East West Divide: Foucault, Patocka, and the Care of the Self [B4324]'. Social Research, 61.2 :297-323 [Details]
(1994)'Thinking Beyond the East West Divide: Foucault, Patocka, and the Care of the Self'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1994) 'Thinking Beyond the East West Divide: Foucault, Patocka, and the Care of the Self'. Social Research, 61 (2):297-323 [Details]
(1994)'A Jobb- És Baloldalon Túl (Beyond Right and Left) [B4336]'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1994) 'A Jobb- És Baloldalon Túl (Beyond Right and Left) [B4336]'. Politikatudományi Szemle (Hungary), 3.3 :171-187 [Details]
(1994)'Ertékek Változásai Magyarországon, 1978-93: Kontinuitás És Diszkontinuitás (Value Changes in Hungary, 1978-1993: Continuity and Discontinuity) [B4330]'
Szakolczai, Arpad; Füstøs, László; (1994) 'Ertékek Változásai Magyarországon, 1978-93: Kontinuitás És Diszkontinuitás (Value Changes in Hungary, 1978-1993: Continuity and Discontinuity) [B4330]'. Szociológia (Hungary), 2 :57-90 [Details]
(1994)'Democratizarea, Sacrificiul De Sine Si Autointelegerea Societatii Occidentale (Democratisation, Self-Sacrifice, and the Self- Understanding of Western Society) [B4333]'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1994) 'Democratizarea, Sacrificiul De Sine Si Autointelegerea Societatii Occidentale (Democratisation, Self-Sacrifice, and the Self- Understanding of Western Society) [B4333]'. Polis (Romania), 3 :17-33 [Details]
(1992)'Weber Et La Méthode Généalogique [B4312]'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1992) 'Weber Et La Méthode Généalogique [B4312]'. Magazine Littéraire, 0.298 :93-94 [Details]
(1991)'Information Management in Bolshevik-type Party States: A Version of the Information Society'
Szakolczai, Arpad and Horváth, Agnes; (1991) 'Information Management in Bolshevik-type Party States: A Version of the Information Society'. East European Politics and Societies, 5 (2):268-305 [Details]
(1991)'Political Instructors and the Decline of Communism in Hungary: Apparatus, Nomenclatura and the Issue of Legacy'
Arpad Szakolczai, Agnes Horváth; (1991) 'Political Instructors and the Decline of Communism in Hungary: Apparatus, Nomenclatura and the Issue of Legacy'. The British Journal of Political Science, :469-488 [Details]
(1990)'The Dual Power of the State-Party and Its Grounds'
Szakolczai, Arpad and Horváth, Agnes; (1990) 'The Dual Power of the State-Party and Its Grounds'. Social Research, 57 (2):275-301 [Details]
(1988)'Forced Modernization and the Promotion of Intolerance: Hungary in Cross-National Perspective'
Szakolczai, Arpad and Heltai, Péter; (1988) 'Forced Modernization and the Promotion of Intolerance: Hungary in Cross-National Perspective'. International Review of Sociology, * (3):101-123 [Details]
(1986)'Patterns of marital childlessness in Hungary, 1930 to 1980'
Szakolczai Arpad, Dudley L. Poston, Jr.; (1986) 'Patterns of marital childlessness in Hungary, 1930 to 1980'. Genus, 42 (1-2):71-85 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'Thinking as Testing the Limits of Friendship: On the Voegelin-Schütz correspondence'
Arpad Szakolczai (2013) 'Thinking as Testing the Limits of Friendship: On the Voegelin-Schütz correspondence' VoegelinView, . [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'A review of David Wengrow, `What Makes Civilization? The Ancient Near East and the Future of the West¿'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2011) 'A review of David Wengrow, `What Makes Civilization? The Ancient Near East and the Future of the West¿' Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 17 . [Details]
(2009)'A review of Peter Wagner, Modernity as Experience and Interpretation: A New Sociology of Modernity - forthcoming'
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2009) 'A review of Peter Wagner, Modernity as Experience and Interpretation: A New Sociology of Modernity - forthcoming' Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, 50 (4) :737-739. [Details]
(2008)'A review of R. Schlesier and R. Sanchiño Martínez (eds.) Neuhumanismus und Anthropologie des griechischen Mythos. Karl Kerényi im europäischen Kontext des 20. Jahrhunderts'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) 'A review of R. Schlesier and R. Sanchiño Martínez (eds.) Neuhumanismus und Anthropologie des griechischen Mythos. Karl Kerényi im europäischen Kontext des 20. Jahrhunderts' The Classical Review 58, . [Details]
(2007)'A presentation of Sociology, Religion and Grace'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2007) 'A presentation of Sociology, Religion and Grace' Interstices, . [Details]
(2003)'A review of S. Malesevic and I. MacKenzie (eds.) Ideology after Poststructuralism'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2003) 'A review of S. Malesevic and I. MacKenzie (eds.) Ideology after Poststructuralism' Irish Journal of Sociology 12, . [Details]
(2000)'A review of L. Kaelber, Schools of Ascetism'
Arpad Szakolczai; (2000) 'A review of L. Kaelber, Schools of Ascetism' Contemporary Sociology 29, . [Details]
(1999)'A Sweet and Sour Victory in Eastern Europe'
Arpad Szakolczai, Agnes Horváth; (1999) 'A Sweet and Sour Victory in Eastern Europe' Radical Philosophy, . [Details]
(1998)'A review of F. Furet, Le passé d'une illusion: essai sur l'idée communiste au XXe siècle'
Arpad Szakolczai; (1998) 'A review of F. Furet, Le passé d'une illusion: essai sur l'idée communiste au XXe siècle' The European Journal of Social Theory, . [Details]
(1993)'A review of three books on Foucault'
Arpad Szakolczai; (1993) 'A review of three books on Foucault' Contemporary Sociology, . [Details]
(1993)'Polgárosodás (Embourgeoisement)'
Arpad Szakolczai; (1993) 'Polgárosodás (Embourgeoisement)' Replika, :114-116. [Details]
(1989)'Senkiföldjén (On the no man's land)'
Arpad Szakolczai, Agnes Horváth; (1989) 'Senkiföldjén (On the no man's land)' Kritika, . [Details]
(1989)'Power/ knowledge and the intellectuals'
Arpad Szakolczai; (1989) 'Power/ knowledge and the intellectuals' State and Civil Society, :29-31. [Details]
(1989)'A párt különös hatalma (The peculiar power of the party)'
Arpad Szakolczai, Agnes Horváth; (1989) 'A párt különös hatalma (The peculiar power of the party)' Valóság 32, :26-37. [Details]
(1989)'Michel Foucault és a politikai racionalitás genealógiája (Michel Foucault and the genealogy of political rationality'
Arpad Szakolczai; (1989) 'Michel Foucault és a politikai racionalitás genealógiája (Michel Foucault and the genealogy of political rationality' Társadalomkutatás 7, 2 :81-103. [Details]
(1989)'Erőltetett modernizáció és elhanyagolt tolerancia (Forced modernization and the neglect of tolerance)'
Arpad Szakolczai, Péter Heltai; (1989) 'Erőltetett modernizáció és elhanyagolt tolerancia (Forced modernization and the neglect of tolerance)' Valóság 32, :35-47. [Details]
(1982)'A cigányság értékrendjének sajátosságai (The specificities of the value system of gypsies)'
Arpad Szakolczai; (1982) 'A cigányság értékrendjének sajátosságai (The specificities of the value system of gypsies)' Szociológia, :521-533. [Details]
(1981)'Mobilitás és értékrendszerek (Mobility and value systems)'
Arpad Szakolczai; (1981) 'Mobilitás és értékrendszerek (Mobility and value systems)' Medvetánc, :95-99. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2014)ESF Exploratory Workshop ‘Affectivity and Liminality: Conceptualising the dynamics of suspended transition
Arpad Szakolczai (2014) Permanent (trickster) liminality: The reasons of the heart and of the mind . In: Monica Greco and Paul Brenner eds. ESF Exploratory Workshop ‘Affectivity and Liminality: Conceptualising the dynamics of suspended transition Brighton (UK), , 17-NOV-13 - 19-NOV-13 [Details]
(2014)Max Weber and Michel Foucault: Possible Convergences
Arpad Szakolczai (2014) Perspectives and uses of history Max Weber and Michel Foucault: Possible Convergences São Paulo, Brazil, , 20-MAY-13 - 24-MAY-13 [Details]
(2014)Max Weber and Michel Foucault: Possible Convergences
Arpad Szakolczai (2014) Taking up Weber and Foucault: The religious roots of modernity, and beyond Max Weber and Michel Foucault: Possible Convergences São Paulo, Brazil, , 20-MAY-13 - 24-MAY-13 [Details]
(2012)The Fifth Workshop of International Political Anthropology’, on ‘Play: The creation of culture and the modern world’
Szakolczai, Arpad (2012) Contesting, confusing, corrupting: Huizinga’s foundational anthropology of play and its limits The Fifth Workshop of International Political Anthropology’, on ‘Play: The creation of culture and the modern world’ [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)The Sixth Socratic Symposium
Szakolczai, Arpad (2011) Theatrocracy: From Ancient to Modern The Sixth Socratic Symposium Cambridge, UK, , 07-NOV-11 - 07-NOV-11 [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)the 10th Annual Meeting of the International Social Theory Consortium
Szakolczai, Arpad (2011) The Political Anthropology of Social Theory the 10th Annual Meeting of the International Social Theory Consortium UCC Cork, Ireland, , 16-JUN-11 - 17-JUN-11 [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)Beauty: Its Imitation (and its forgery)
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2010) Graceful Beauty and Technological Forgery: Rival World Visions and their Meaning Beauty: Its Imitation (and its forgery) Florence, , 28-MAY-10 - 29-MAY-10 [Details]
(2010)Renaissance Now
Arpad Szakolczai; (2010) From High Renaissance to Low Commedia dell¿Arte, and Beyond: On minor sparks that might set in motion a long-term large-scale societal change Renaissance Now Cork, IRL, , 09-DEC-10 - 10-DEC-10 [Details]
(2010)Understanding New Wars
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2010) New Wars and Permanent Liminality Understanding New Wars University of Cambridge, UK, , 12-FEB-10 - 13-FEB-10 [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization
Arpad Szakolczai; (2010) The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization: Meaning-giving experiences and pathological expectations concerning health and suffering The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization Aalborg, Denmark, , 28-OCT-10 - 29-OCT-10 [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)Beyond Dichotomous Thinking: The Society of Individuals; The Legacy and Continuous Relevance of Norbert Elias's Sociology
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2010) Civilizing processes and accelerating spirals: The dynamics of social processes, after Elias Beyond Dichotomous Thinking: The Society of Individuals; The Legacy and Continuous Relevance of Norbert Elias's Sociology Florence, Italy, , 07-OCT-10 - 09-OCT-10 [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)Fifth Socratic Symposium
Arpad Szakolczai; (2010) In liminal tension towards giving birth while beholding beauty: The truth about love, beyond comedic sophistry Fifth Socratic Symposium Florence, Italy, , 07-NOV-10 - 07-NOV-10 [Full Text] [Details]
(2009)Multiple Modernities at the beginning of the 21st century
Arpad Szakolczai; (2009) Multiple Modernities, Axial Age, and Permanent Liminality: Approaches to Modernity in Search of a Paradigm Multiple Modernities at the beginning of the 21st century Rome, Italy, , 24-SEP-09 - 25-SEP-09 [Details]
(2009)New Perspectives on Archaic Civilizations
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2009) Golden Age, Stone Age, Iron Age, Axial Age: The Significance of Archaic Civilization for the Modern World New Perspectives on Archaic Civilizations Konstanz, Germany, , 08-DEC-09 - 09-DEC-09 [Full Text] [Details]
(2009)Fourth Socratic Symposium
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2009) Sophists: Ancient and Modern¿ Fourth Socratic Symposium Florence, Italy, , 07-NOV-09 - 08-NOV-09 [Details]
(2009)Liminality and Cultures of Change
Arpad Szakolczai; (2009) Liminality and Experience: Structuring transitory situations and transformative events Liminality and Cultures of Change University of Cambridge, UK, , 13-FEB-09 - 14-FEB-09 , pp.141-172 [Details]
(2008)The Second Obergurgl Governance Symposium on Governance and Religion
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) Cultures of Sacrifice and Religions of the Book: Religious Violence from Rationality through Revelation to Regression The Second Obergurgl Governance Symposium on Governance and Religion Obergurgl, Austria, , 20-NOV-08 - 22-NOV-08 [Details]
(2008)Third Socratic Symposium
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) Tribute to Beauty: Plato¿s Theological Cosmogony in the Timaeus Third Socratic Symposium Florence, Italy, , 07-NOV-08 - 07-NOV-08 [Details]
(2007)Spiritual Diseases in Modernity
Szakolczai, Arpad; (2007) Spiritual diseases in modernity or modernity as a spiritual disease Spiritual Diseases in Modernity University of Kent at Canterbury, England, , 25-APR-07 - 27-APR-07 [Details]
(2007)Second Socratic Symposium
Arpad Szakolczai; (2007) Plato's Self-Overcoming: Law, Rationality and the Pleasure Principle in the Statesman Second Socratic Symposium Florence, Italy, , 07-NOV-07 - 07-NOV-07 [Details]
(2006)First Socratic Symposium
Arpad Szakolczai; (2006) Gli interpreti degli interpreti First Socratic Symposium Florence, Italy, , 07-NOV-06 - 07-NOV-06 [Details]
(2006)Religion and the Nation
Szakolczai Arpad; (2006) The National State as a Project of Inner-Worldly Eschatology: Eric Voegelin¿s Weberian Genealogy of the ¿Spirit¿ of the Modern State Religion and the Nation University of Konstanz, Germany, , 07-JUL-06 - 07-SEP-06 , pp.193-212 [Details]
(2005)Early Islam: Breakthroughs ¿ Commonalities ¿ Continuities
Arpad Szakolczai; (2005) Identity Formation in World Religions: A Comparative Analysis of Christianity and Islam Early Islam: Breakthroughs ¿ Commonalities ¿ Continuities Essen, Germany, , 15-APR-05 - 16-APR-05 [Details]
(2004)Axial Age - Islam - Modernity
Szakolczai Arpad; (2004) Ecumenic Empires, Global Ages and Prophetic Religions . In: Johann P. Arnason, Armando Salvatore and Georg Stauth eds. Axial Age - Islam - Modernity Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen, Germany, , 26-APR-04 - 28-APR-04 [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2013)Max Weber and Michel Foucault: Possible Convergences,
Szakolczai, Arpad (2013) On the Religious Roots of Modernity: Moving beyond Weber and Foucault. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Max Weber and Michel Foucault: Possible Convergences, Department of Philosophy and Education Sciences, University de São Paulo, Brazil , 20-MAY-13 - 24-MAY-13
(2013)Affectivity and Liminality: Conceptualising the dynamics of suspended transition’,
Szakolczai, Arpad (2013) Keynote speech. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Affectivity and Liminality: Conceptualising the dynamics of suspended transition’, University of SUssex, Brighton, UK , 17-NOV-13 - 19-NOV-13
(2012)‘State Crisis and Civil Consciousness in Greece’,
Szakolczai, Arpad (2012) Main discussant of the project results. [Invited Oral Presentation], ‘State Crisis and Civil Consciousness in Greece’, University of Aegean, Mytilene, Greece , 25-OCT-12 - 25-OCT-12
(2012)The Seventh Socratic Symposium on Plato's Philebus,
Szakolczai, Arpad (2012) Plato’s Philebus: Between the Limit and the Unlimited’. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Seventh Socratic Symposium on Plato's Philebus, Department of Sociology. Cambridge, UK , 07-NOV-12 - 07-NOV-12
(2012)The Third ‘Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization’ conference,
Szakolczai, Arpad (2012) The Theatralisation of Everyday Life as Civilisational Pathology. [Plenary Lecture], The Third ‘Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization’ conference, University of Hull, UK , 13-SEP-12 - 15-SEP-12
(2012)Liminality, process and paradox in practice encounters,
Szakolczai, Arpad (2012) Liminality, boundlessness, void: the seductiveness of trespassing the limits. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Liminality, process and paradox in practice encounters, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK , 26-JUN-12 - 26-JUN-12
(2012)The Third IPA Conference on Beauty,
Szakolczai Arpad (2012) Introductory presentation entitled ‘Reclaiming Beauty’. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Third IPA Conference on Beauty, POLIS Department, Cambridge, UK , 25-MAY-12 - 25-MAY-12
(2011)The Sixth Socratic Symposium on Plato's Laws,
Szakolczai, Arpad (2011) Theatrocracy: From Ancient to Modern. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], The Sixth Socratic Symposium on Plato's Laws, POLIS Department, Cambridge, UK , 07-NOV-11 - 07-NOV-11
(2011)The Fourth Workshop of International Political Anthropology, on `The Anthropology of Corruption as Forgery¿,
Arpad Szakolczai (2011) Forging Words. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Fourth Workshop of International Political Anthropology, on `The Anthropology of Corruption as Forgery¿, Cork, Ireland , 19-FEB-11 - 20-FEB-11
(2011)Civiltà, culture, educazione. Le sfide della tarda modernità all'educazione,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2011) Presentation entitled 'Città, Civiltà, e liminalità permanente: Educazione, il sacro, e la cure dei limiti'. [Oral Presentation], Civiltà, culture, educazione. Le sfide della tarda modernità all'educazione, LUMSA University, Rome, ITALY , 05-APR-11 - 05-APR-11
(2011)'Visions of Europe ¿ Perspectives from Ireland and abroad¿, the `Eighth Ralahine Utopian Studies Workshop¿,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2011) Reflections on Europe and social theory. [Oral Presentation], 'Visions of Europe ¿ Perspectives from Ireland and abroad¿, the `Eighth Ralahine Utopian Studies Workshop¿, Limerick, Ireland , 25-FEB-11 - 25-FEB-11
(2010)Workshop on `Civilisational Analysis: from Historical Sociology to Comparative Archaeology',
David Wengrow, Johann Arnason, agnes Horvath, Arpad Szakolczai (2010) Introductory remarks entitled `Integrity, flourishing, corruptness and decay: Reading archaeological findings as symptoms of civilizational states'. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Workshop on `Civilisational Analysis: from Historical Sociology to Comparative Archaeology', Cork , 08-DEC-10 - 08-DEC-10
(2010)`Social, Political and Human Integrity: Revisiting the European Integration Process',
Arpad Szakolczai; (2010) Opening Presentation entitled 'European Identity and Integrity'. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], `Social, Political and Human Integrity: Revisiting the European Integration Process', Cork , 10-SEP-10 - 11-SEP-10
(2009)`The Second Workshop of the International Political Anthropology' on `The Mask of the Contemporary',
Arpad Szakolczai; (2009) Presentation entitled `The Mask of the Trickster Saviour'. [Conference Organising Committee Member], `The Second Workshop of the International Political Anthropology' on `The Mask of the Contemporary', Cork , 27-FEB-09 - 28-FEB-09
(2002)Religion and Modernity,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2002) Presentation entitled `Modernity, Religion, and Two Ages of Globalisation'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Religion and Modernity, European Unversity Institute, Florence , 16-JUN-02 - 17-JUN-02
(2002)13th International Conference of Europeanists, organised by the Council for European Studies,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2002) Paper entitled `Visions of Europe: European Identity and Global Ages'. [Invited Oral Presentation], 13th International Conference of Europeanists, organised by the Council for European Studies, Chicago, US , 14-MAR-02 - 16-MAR-02
(2005)The Gnostic Return in Modernity,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2005) Gnosis and Modernity revisited. [Peer Reviewed Published Proceedings], The Gnostic Return in Modernity, Manchester, England , 01-JUL-05 - 02-JUL-05
(2008)The First Work-shop of International Political Anthropology,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) Presentation entitled `The Experience of Home: The Background of Political Allegiance¿. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The First Work-shop of International Political Anthropology, Cork, Ireland , 28-FEB-08 - 29-FEB-08
(2008)Workshop on Aesthetics,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) Beautiful Grace, Utilitarian Rationalism and Democratic Egalitarianism as three Different Ordering Logics of Social Life. [Oral Presentation], Workshop on Aesthetics, Cork , 07-FEB-08 - 07-FEB-08
(2008)St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) Renaissance Grace and the Trickster: Verrocchio, Leonardo and the Pollaiuolo brothers. [Oral Presentation], St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge , 30-JAN-08 - 30-JAN-08
(2008)Dept of Sociology, UCC,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) The Social Logic of Communism. [Oral Presentation], Dept of Sociology, UCC, UCC, Cork , 24-JAN-08 - 24-JAN-08
(2008)Dept of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) The Carnival Is Over. [Oral Presentation], Dept of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, Kent , 16-JAN-08 - 16-JAN-08
(2008)The 37th Congress of the Institut International de Sociologie,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2008) The Schismogenesis of European Modernity: Renaissance, Reformation, and Secularisation. [Oral Presentation], The 37th Congress of the Institut International de Sociologie, Budapest , 26-JUN-08 - 29-JUN-08
(2007)Cork,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2007) Creativity, grace and the idea of Europe in historical perspective. [Oral Presentation], Cork, Cork , 16-MAR-07 - 16-MAR-07
(2007),
Arpad Szakolczai; (2007) Plato's Self-Overcoming: Law, Rationality and the Pleasure Principle in the Statesman'. [Oral Presentation], , Florence, Italy , 07-NOV-07 - 07-NOV-07
(2007)Dept of Sociology, UCC,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2007) A Sociology of Renaissance Grace. [Oral Presentation], Dept of Sociology, UCC, University College Cork, Ireland , 29-NOV-07 - 29-NOV-07
(2007)Dept of Sociology, Catholic University, Milan,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2007) Il Rinascimento e le religioni della grazia. [Oral Presentation], Dept of Sociology, Catholic University, Milan, Milan , 28-JUN-07 - 28-JUN-07
(2007)Zsigmond Kemény Association, Marosvásárhely, Rumania,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2007) Mario Alinei nyelvészeti kontinui-tás-elmélete (Mario Alinei's theory of linguistic continuity in the perspective of civilisational analysis). [Oral Presentation], Zsigmond Kemény Association, Marosvásárhely, Rumania, Marosvásárhely, Rumania , 24-FEB-07 - 24-FEB-07
(2007)The first Plato Symposium,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2007) Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The first Plato Symposium, Florence, Italy , 07-NOV-07 - 07-NOV-07
(2006)Workshop on `Health, Sustainable Development and the Idea of the Good Life¿,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2006) Anxiety as the Experience of Modernity: Problematising Social Democracy. [Oral Presentation], Workshop on `Health, Sustainable Development and the Idea of the Good Life¿, Cork , 15-NOV-06 - 15-NOV-06
(2006)Dept of Sociology, Catholic University, Milan,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2006) Il Rinascimento e le origini della modernità. [Oral Presentation], Dept of Sociology, Catholic University, Milan, Milan , 23-MAY-06 - 23-MAY-06
(2006)Department of Literature, Bolyai-Babes University,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2006) Szinház és labirintus (Theatre and labyrinth). [Oral Presentation], Department of Literature, Bolyai-Babes University, Bolyai-Babes University , 23-FEB-06 - 23-FEB-06
(2006)Jakabffy Foundation, Kolozsvár, Rumania,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2006) A grácia szociologiája (A sociology of grace). [Oral Presentation], Jakabffy Foundation, Kolozsvár, Rumania, Kolozsvár, Rumania , 21-FEB-06 - 21-FEB-06
(2006)The first Plato Symposium,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2006) Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The first Plato Symposium, Florence, Italy , 07-NOV-06 - 07-NOV-06
(2006),
Arpad Szakolczai; (2006) Gli interpreti degli interpreti. [Oral Presentation], , Florence, Italy , 07-NOV-06 - 07-NOV-06
(2006),
Arpad Szakolczai; (2006) Studying Liminality. [Oral Presentation], , Losinj, Croazia , 07-SEP-06 - 10-SEP-06
(2006),
Arpad Szakolczai; (2006) L'esperienza del tempo e dello spazio. [Oral Presentation], , Milan, Italy , 27-MAR-06 - 27-MAR-06
(2005),
Arpad Szakolczai; (2005) Experiencing crises: Health and spirituality in culture and civilisation. [Oral Presentation], , Allihies, Cork , 27-MAY-05 - 28-MAY-05
(2005)Dept Communication, Catholic University of Milan,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2005) Dialogue with Francesco Casetti about my The Genesis of Modernity. [Oral Presentation], Dept Communication, Catholic University of Milan, Dept Communication, Catholic University of Milan , 27-SEP-05 - 27-SEP-05
(2005),
Arpad Szakolczai; (2005) Gnosis and Modernity revisited. [Oral Presentation], , Manchester, UK , 01-JUL-05 - 02-JUL-07
(2005)Dept Politics and International Relations, University of Kent,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2005) The experiential bases of thought. [Oral Presentation], Dept Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, University of Kent , 01-NOV-05 - 02-NOV-05
(2004)Dept Sociology, UCC,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2004) Grace, Modernity, and the Sources of Europe. [Oral Presentation], Dept Sociology, UCC, UCC, Cork , 15-JAN-04 - 15-JAN-04
(2003)Liberty Fund,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2003) The Later Burke: The Animating Spirit of Constitutional Liberty. [Oral Presentation], Liberty Fund, Dublin, Ireland , 06-MAR-03 - 09-MAR-03
(2003)Dept Sociology, Univ Padua,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2003) Liminalità e communitas: Victor Turner e la sociologia della religione. [Oral Presentation], Dept Sociology, Univ Padua, Dept Sociology, Univ Padua , 08-APR-03 - 08-APR-03
(2003)Dept Politics, Univ Padua,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2003) Due età globale: la globalizzazione in contesto storico. [Oral Presentation], Dept Politics, Univ Padua, University of Padua , 09-APR-03 - 09-APR-03
(2003)Dept Sociology, UCD,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2003) The Genesis of Modernity. [Oral Presentation], Dept Sociology, UCD, Dept Sociology, UCD , 17-JAN-03 - 17-JAN-03
(2003)Dept Sociology, Univ Trent,
Arpad Szakolczai; (2003) Two global ages: globalisation in historical context. [Oral Presentation], Dept Sociology, Univ Trent, University of Trent , 29-APR-03 - 29-APR-03

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2011)What makes civilization? The ancient Near East and the future of the West.
Szakolczai, A (2011) What makes civilization? The ancient Near East and the future of the West. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2008)Neohumanism and Anthropology of the greek Myth. Karl Kerenyi in european Context of the 20th century.
Szakolczai, A (2008) Neohumanism and Anthropology of the greek Myth. Karl Kerenyi in european Context of the 20th century. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2000)Schools of asceticism: Ideology and organization in medieval religious communities.
Szakolczai, A (2000) Schools of asceticism: Ideology and organization in medieval religious communities. Book Reviews [Details]

Generic

 YearPublication
(2006)Mátyás napok Kolozsváron, avagy mag hó alatt' (King Matthias days in Kolozsvár, or seed under the snow).
Arpad Szakolczai, Agnes Horváth; (2006) Mátyás napok Kolozsváron, avagy mag hó alatt' (King Matthias days in Kolozsvár, or seed under the snow). Kolozsvár, Rumania: Generic [Details]
(2002)emzet-eredet-mítoszok és otthon-élmény (National origin myths and the experience of home).
Arpad Szakolczai; (2002) emzet-eredet-mítoszok és otthon-élmény (National origin myths and the experience of home). Generic [Details]
(2001)Stages of a Quest: Reconstructing the Outline Structure of the History of Political Ideas.
Arpad Szakolczai; (2001) Stages of a Quest: Reconstructing the Outline Structure of the History of Political Ideas. Munich: Generic [Details]
(1999)The Spiritual Character of Modernity: Preemption, Crisis and Return.
Arpad Szakolczai; (1999) The Spiritual Character of Modernity: Preemption, Crisis and Return. Generic [Details]
(1996)Espoirs et déceptions de l'Europe centrale.
Arpad Szakolczai; (1996) Espoirs et déceptions de l'Europe centrale. Generic [Details]
(1991)A polícia mint a boldogság tudománya' (The early modern 'police' as the science of happiness).
Arpad Szakolczai; (1991) A polícia mint a boldogság tudománya' (The early modern 'police' as the science of happiness). Generic [Details]
(1981)A gazdasági fejlődés vizsgálata faktoranalízissel (Studying economic development using factor analysis).
Arpad Szakolczai; (1981) A gazdasági fejlődés vizsgálata faktoranalízissel (Studying economic development using factor analysis). Generic [Details]

Invited Lectures

 YearPublication
(2001)Understanding Modernity.
Arpad Szakolczai; (2001) Understanding Modernity. Invited Lectures [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(2007)In pursuit of the 'Good European' identity.
Szakolczai, A (2007) In pursuit of the 'Good European' identity. Other [DOI] [Details]
(2001)Untitled - Reply.
Szakolczai, A (2001) Untitled - Reply. Other [Details]
(1997)Norbert Elias and Franz Borkenau: Intertwined Life-Works [B4357].
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1997) Norbert Elias and Franz Borkenau: Intertwined Life-Works [B4357]. Florence: Other [Details]
(1996)Value Systems in Axial Moments: A Comparative Analysis of 24 European Countries [B4354].
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1996) Value Systems in Axial Moments: A Comparative Analysis of 24 European Countries [B4354]. Florence: Other [Details]
(1996)In a Permanent State of Transition: Theorising the East European Condition [B4348].
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1996) In a Permanent State of Transition: Theorising the East European Condition [B4348]. Florence: Other [Details]
(1996)Durkheim, Weber and Parsons and the founding experiences of sociology [B4351].
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1996) Durkheim, Weber and Parsons and the founding experiences of sociology [B4351]. Florence: Other [Details]
(1993)Nietzsche's Genealogical Method: Presentation and Application [B4318].
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1993) Nietzsche's Genealogical Method: Presentation and Application [B4318]. Florence: Other [Details]
(1993)Re-Building the Polity: A Comparative Study of Mayors in the Hungarian, Czech and Slovakian Republics [B4321].
Szakolczai, Arpad; (1993) Re-Building the Polity: A Comparative Study of Mayors in the Hungarian, Czech and Slovakian Republics [B4321]. Florence: Other [Details]

Working Paper

 YearPublication
(2000)Experiences and Identity.
Arpad Szakolczai; (2000) Experiences and Identity. Working Paper [Details]
(1999)Assessing the Legacy of Communism: Continuities and Discontinuities in Value Preferences in Hungary, 1977-1997.
Arpad Szakolczai, László Füstös; (1999) Assessing the Legacy of Communism: Continuities and Discontinuities in Value Preferences in Hungary, 1977-1997. Working Paper [Details]
(1998)Identity Formation Mechanisms: A Conceptual and Genealogical Analysis.
Arpad Szakolczai; (1998) Identity Formation Mechanisms: A Conceptual and Genealogical Analysis. Working Paper [Details]
(1993)Types of mayors, Types of Subjectivity: Continuities and Discontinuities in the East-Central European Transitions I.
Arpad Szakolczai; (1993) Types of mayors, Types of Subjectivity: Continuities and Discontinuities in the East-Central European Transitions I. Working Paper [Details]
(1993)From Governmentality to the Genealogy of Subjectivity: On Foucault's Path in the 1980s.
Arpad Szakolczai; (1993) From Governmentality to the Genealogy of Subjectivity: On Foucault's Path in the 1980s. Working Paper [Details]
(1992)On the Exercise of Power in Modern Societies, East and West.
Arpad Szakolczai; (1992) On the Exercise of Power in Modern Societies, East and West. Working Paper [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1990Ferenc Erdei award of the Hungarian Sociological Association Hungarian Sociological Association
2002Research Achievement Award Faculty of Arts, UCC

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Hungarian Sociological Association Member01-JAN-81 /
Hungarian Political Science Association Member01-JAN-90 /
International Sociological Association Member/
Associazione Marsilio Ficino Secretary/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Professor of Sociology01-OCT-08 /
European University Institute, Florence, Italy Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor01-JAN-90 / 01-JAN-98
Research Fellow Institute of Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-95
University of Texas at Austin Assistant Instructor01-JAN-84 / 01-JAN-87

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1987University of Texas at Austin PhD
1980University of Economics, Budapest BA
1981University of Economics, Budapest MA

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FluentFluentFluent
Italian FluentFluentFluent
German FunctionalNoneBasic
Russian FluentBasicFunctional
Hungarian FluentFluentFluent
English FluentFluentFluent

Reviews

 JournalRole
European Sociological Review Referee
Foucault Studies Referee
Review Of International Studies Referee
International Political Anthropology Member of Editorial Board
Theory, Culture And Society Referee
American Journal Of Sociology Referee
Sociological Theory Referee
Contemporary Sociology Referee
Irish Journal Of Sociology Referee
Current Sociology Referee
History Of The Human Sciences Referee
Foundations Of Science Referee
British Journal Of Sociology Referee
The Sociological Review Referee
Millennium-Jnl. International Studies Referee
Security Dialogue Referee
Theoria Referee
Hungarian Sociological Review Referee
Hungarian Political Science Review Referee
Modern Italy Referee
The Classical Review Referee
International Political Sociology Referee
The Sociological Quarterly Referee
International Political Anthropology Referee

 StudentDegree TypePrimary
Mc Grath Patricia Josephine Doctoral Degree (Structured)No
Cuffe James Bartholomew Doctoral DegreeYes
 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Literature Review SC6633Literature Review
2014International Political Anthropology Summer School PG7013International Political Anthropology Summer School
2014Civilisation and Globalisation: The Rise and Dynamics of the Modern World in the Context of Civilisational Analysis SC6624Civilisation and Globalisation: The Rise and Dynamics of the Modern World in the Context of Civilisational Analysis
2014International Political Anthropology Summer School PG7012International Political Anthropology Summer School
2014Civilisation and Globalisation SC7624Civilisation and Globalisation
2014The Sociology of Religion SC3009The Sociology of Religion
2014Minor Dissertation SC6632Minor Dissertation