The latest release is Expanding Intellectual Property.

Practices of Coexistence
(Constructions of the other in early modern perceptions) was launched on 15th June at the Central European University in Budapest.

Utopian Horizons was launched on 30th May at CEU Budapest, more.

The Stranger, the Tears, the Photograph, the Touch (Divine presence in Spain and Europe since 1500): a selection of pictures from this book was on display in the Hungarian House of Photography – Mai Manó House until May 24.

The Last Superpower Summits is highly recommended by Choice. The book was presented on April 11 at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies of The George Washington University.

House of a Thousand Floors  is a 2016 INDIES Finalist in the Science Fiction category. 

2017 Spring/Summer Catalog is available for download.

Roma-Gypsy Presence in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 15th-18th Centuries by Lech Mróz received honorable mention for the Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies.

Top five CEU Press titles by number of copies sold in 2016:
With Their Backs to the Mountains
How They Lived
Post-Communist Mafia State
Arguing it Out
Hybrid Renaissance

Top five by sales revenue in 2016:
With Their Backs to the Mountains
How They Lived
Art Beyond Borders
Nationalizing Empires
Holocaust in Hungary





Search the full text of our books:


 

Political Corruption in Transition
A Skeptic's Handbook

Edited by Stephen Kotkin, professor at Princeton University
András Sajó, head of Legal Studies at Central European University

"The product of seventeen authors brought together by Princeton University and the Open Society Institute, and by the Central European University; together, they provide a multifaceted critique of primordialist, cultural-based theories of corruption." - Global Crime


Based on two international conferences at Princeton University and the Central European University, this is a handy guide to the problem of corruption in transition countries, with an important comparative content. Political Corruption in Transition is distinguished from similar publications by at least two features: by the quality of the carefully selected and edited essays ans by its original treatment. Instead of the usual preaching and excommunications, this Skeptic`s Handbook represents down-to-earth realism.

Combines general issues with case studies and original research. The geographic coverage is wide, though it is ideas rather thena geography that drive the volume`s organization.

"This is a wide-ranging comparative review of corruption during the transition from communism. Its particular strength however, is its scepticism - scepticism about the definition of corruption, about the incidence of corruption in transition countries, about the true nature of internal anti-corruption campaigns, about external characterisations of transition countries as corrupt, and about the true nature of external pressures on transition states to combat corruption. It serves therefore as a valuable counterbalance to external prejudice nad reformist enthusiasms."
- William L. Miller, Professor of Politics, Glasgow University

2002
522 pages
ISBN 978-963-9241-46-6 cloth $55.00 / €44.95 / £40.00
ISBN 978-963-9241-47-3 paperback $27.95 / €24.95 / £22.99

top