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Research staff


Anikó Balogh
Balogh, Anikó researcher
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Anikó Bernát
Anikó Bernát, researcher
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Anna B. Kis
Anna B. Kis, researcher
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Reka Branyiczki
Reka Branyiczki, researcher
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Tamás Keller
Tamás Keller, researcher
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Krisztián Pósch
Krisztián Pósch, researcher
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Blanka Szeitl
Blanka Szeitl, researcher
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Annamária Tátrai
Annamária Tátrai, researcher
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TÁRKI Social Research Inc. is an independent, employee-owned research organisation that specialises in policy research in the fields of social policy and the social consequences of economic policies. This includes related data-collection, archiving and statistical activities. We recently increased our involvement in the areas of strategic market research and health policy analysis. In addition, we regularly contribute to basic research, in the areas of social stratification and inequality, and to the methodology of empirical social research.


Board of Directors


Tamás Kolosi
Tamás Kolosi, founder and president of TÁRKI
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István György Tóth
István György Tóth, C.E.O. of TÁRKI
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Iván Szelényi
Iván Szelényi, scientific advisor
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Senior Staff


Zoltán Fábián
Zoltán Fábián, senior researcher
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András Gábos
András Gábos, senior researcher
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Róbert Iván Gál
Róbert Iván Gál, senior researcher
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Márton Medgyesi
Márton Medgyesi
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Péter Róbert
Péter Róbert, senior researcher
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Endre Sik
Endre Sik, senior researcher
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Bori Simonovits
Bori Simonovits, senior researcher
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Péter Szivós
Péter Szivós, managing director
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Iván Szelényi

Iván Szelényi Iván Szelényi is William Graham Sumner Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Yale University; Max Weber Professor of Social Sciences and Foundation Dean of Social Sciences at NYU Abu Dhabi. He is a Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an ordinary member of the Hungarian National Academy of Sciences. He holds honorary degrees from Corvinus University, Budapest, Flinders University of South Australia and Friedrich-Alexander Universitaet, Erlangen-Nürnberg. He is former President of the Hungarian Sociological Association and former Vice-President of the American Sociological Association. He is recipient of the Luckmann Distinguished Teaching award from UCLA and the Széchenyi Prize, granted by the President of the Hungarian Republic. He is author/co-author of The Intellectuals on the Road the Class Power (1979), Urban Inequalities under State Socialism (1983), Socialist Entrepreneurs (1988), Making Capitalism without Capitalists (1998) and Patterns of Exclusion (2006).

Selected Publications

Authored books

Patterns of Exclusion (with Janos Ladanyi): Columbia University Press, 2006

Theories of the New Class – Intellectuals and Power (with Larry King) Minnesota University Press, 2004

Making Capitalism without Capitalists (With Gil Eyal and Eleanor Townsley. London: VERSO, 1998.

Socialist Entrepreneurs. Embourgeoisement in Rural Hungary. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press and Cambridge: Polity Press, 1988 (With Robert Manchin, Pál Juhász, Bálint Magyar and Bill Martin)

Urban Inequalities under State Socialism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983. The Intellectuals on the Road to Class Power. (With G. Konrad) New York: Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich, 1979.

Articles

“The New Capitalism of Eastern Europe: Towards a Comparative Political Economy of Post-communism” (with Larry King) in Neil Smelser and Richard Swedberg (eds): Handbook of Economic Sociology. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005

On Irony – an Invitation to Neo-classical Sociology” (with Gil Eyal and Eleanor Townsley), In English in Thesis Eleven, 2003, May, No. 73: 5-41 “The Utopia of Post-Socialist Theory and the Ironic View of History of Neo-classical Sociology.” American Journal of Sociology, 2001, Volume 196, No. 4: 1121-1128

“The market transition debate: toward a synthesis?” (With Eric Kostello), American Journal of Sociology, January 1996, Vol.101, No.4, January, pp.1082-1096

"Interests and symbols in post-communist political culture: the case of Hungary" (With Szonja Szelenyi and Winifried R. Poster), American Sociological Review, 1996, Vol.61, No.3, June, pp.466-477

"The socialist economic system" (With Kathy Beckett and Larry King), in Neil Smelser and Richard Swedberg (eds): Handbook of Economic Sociology. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994

"Eastern Europe in an epoch of crisis - towards a socialist mixed economy?" In Victor Nee and David Stark (eds): Remaking the Economic Institutions of Socialism, Stanford University Press, 1989, pp. 208-232

"The intelligentsia in the class structure of state socialist societies", in M. Burawoy and T. Skocpol (eds): Marxist Inquiries Studies of Labor, Class and States. American Journal of Sociology, Vol, 88. Supplement 1982, pp. 287-326

"Social inequalities in state socialist redistributive economies dilemma for social policy in contemporary socialist societies of Eastern Europe", in International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 1978, No.1 2, pp. 63-87.

"Primary group structures and their functions kin, neighbors and friends." (With E. Litwak), in American Sociological Review, August 1969.