Corruption

2/2011

There are some topic which make historians wonder, though they have not approached these topics yet. There are problems which attack people literally every day and so they look for an answer on "where has this come from?" but search for this answers in libraries in vain. Corruption is one of such issues. Many historians abroad are engaged in a research of the corruption while only colleagues from related social sciences have dealt with this topic in Slovakia up to now. Therefore this issue consists of articles written by authors who have researched not only specific forms and manifestations of corruption but also changes of concepts of "corruption" which were conditioned both culturally and politically. Area of the present-day Slovakia is an interesting example for studying how the "arenas" of the practice of corruption were changing and how legal norms and moral rules were developing depending on social structure, economical systems and political regimes. It is also a good example to see how land reforms, arization, privatization and other massive shifts of properties marked sensitivity of a corruption perception. While reading this issue, a reader may follow both continuity and discontinuity in the practices of corrupt behaviour. One may even discover surprising similarities between corrupted clerks of the Emperor Joseph II, corruption scandals from the beginning of the 20th century and current reality.

FORUM HISTORIAE 2/2011: Corruption
EDITORS: László Vörös - Peter Šoltés
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Blanka Szeghyová, László Vörös, Marek Klatý
TRANSLATION FROM HUNGARIAN: Tünde Lengyelová, László Vörös
TRANSLATION FROM GERMAN: Peter Šoltés
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Juraj Benko
AUTHORS: András Cieger; Roman Džambazovič; Ľudovít Hallon; Matej Hanula; Ján Hlavinka; Tomáš Janura; Ivan Kamenec; Norbert Kmeť; Matej Kurian; Tina Olteanu; Emília Sičáková-Beblavá; Blanka Szeghyová; Gabriel Šípoš; Peter Šoltés; László Vörös; Milan Zemko
© INSTITUTE OF HISTORY, SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 2011