Ferenc Miszlivetz (Heft 5) was born in Budapest in 1954. He studied at the Karl Marx University ofEconomics and the Eötvös Löränd University in Budapest. Since 1982 Research Fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Hungarian Academy ofSciences. Founder ofthe Europe House in Köszeg; since 1996 Professor ofsociology at Daniel Berzsenyi College, Szombathely and Academic Director of the Savaria International Summer University; since 1998 Director ofthe Institute ofSocial and European Studies (ISES) Foundation.