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Intellectual and Cultural Change in Central and Eastern Europe

New Challenges in the View of Young Czech, German, Hungarian and Polish Scholars


Felix Böllmann, Stefan Jarolimek, Makhabbat Kenzhegaliyeva and Elena Temper

Intellectual and Cultural Change in Central and Eastern Europe is the theme of the University of Leipzig’s SYLFF program. SYLFF stands for Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund and is a world wide program administered by The Tokyo Foundation. The conference, held on January 11th-13th 2006 at the Bibliotheka Albertina in Leipzig, was an opportunity for outstanding young scholars from different fields, backgrounds and countries to present and discuss their ideas connected with aspects of the theme.
Contents: Felix Böllmann: Legal change - Cultural change? The impact of law on the organization of East German and Russian municipal enterprises in transformation – Barbara Havelková: (In)effective implementation of EU rules. Example of gender equality legislation in the Czech Republic – Jan Wiethoff: Common Market Approach vs. Human Rights Approach. Conflicts between the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights – Marcin Rebes: Politics and society change in 20th century Poland. Political and societal transformation based on an understanding of the concepts of freedom and responsibility for the region and country – Loretta Huszák: EU Regional Policy - Absorbability of Hungary after EU-Accession – Balázs Csíky: Topics in the Hungarian right-wing press - now and in the past – Stefan Jarolimek: The Case of the Union of the Poles in Belarus in summer 2005. A classic example of nowadays politics and media in Belarus – Elena Temper: The Role of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belarus – Frank Hadler/Steffi Franke/Maria Hidvégi/Sarah Lemmen/Mathias Mesenhöller: East-Central Europe in a Transnational Perspective. Strategies to Assess the Challenges of Globalization from the late-19th Century to the Present.