I am a university lecturer and researcher, I have a PhD in economics. In my opinion today’s socio-economic system has to be radically revised, but during this process the ends do not justify the means. I believe in peaceful, bottom-up solutions. As a researcher my aim is to find ways to design and implement policies that actually contribute to the “well-being” of the local communities. I am dealing with local economic development and innovation policy in particular. The works of Amartya Sen, Andrew Feenberg and Ulrich Beck have largely influenced my thoughts.
I graduated in philosophy and environmental management engineering. I work on regional development issues and project generation and management. I expect that CRS is going to provide me those things which have been missing from my life in the last several years. I would like to be part of a community based on shared values, to volunteer, and to engage with the marginalized groups of our society. I intend to carry out these activities in a structured way, within the framework of social research.
I’m a research fellow at Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in Szeged. As a matter of fact, I became an economist to understand why were poured tons of wheat into the sea during the economic depression around 1929, meanwhile millions of people were starving. Ever since I haven’t managed to fully understand that. I think that the CRS Association is important because it can reflect such controversial social phenomena and make steps against them.
I’m a phd student, economist. Though the world is getting grim, I’m enthusiastic about it. Because where there is darkness, there will be kindness as well. Where there is poverty there will be helpers too. And when something is hopeless, there should come some kind of transformation… I think we should stay true in every situation including the extremely constrained ones – meanwhile breaking the absurdity. Science can stay true only if it comes closer to the reality, so for me life is a big research (of ourselves as well) and research is the life itself.
I'm in my element, when I'm doing things together with others. The importance of being together is what I indented to express when designing the logo of our Association. Among the several civil initiatives in which I have participated, CRS is the closest to me, because both its form and its activities fit me. I'm the most active in connection with our website, which is a direct corollary of my bestowed qualification.
I have been teaching in university for more than 20 years. As a PhD with biological and botanical background I am involved in conservation biology. I am convinced that the relation of humans and nature must be re-considered. Participatory action research explicitly aims this and promotes the approach of sustainable use of nature instead of traditional „conservation”.
As a university researcher having a PhD in economics I am interested in research in ecological economics. Beside my academic interests I have been involved in social activism related to local development, sustainability and environmental justice issues for almost a decade. I am convinced that science should be used to contribute to the “common good” and social activism should be rooted in the meaningful understanding of the surrounding reality. Therefore, I feel lucky to have the opportunity to participate in participatory action research (PAR) projects in the last years. These provide me an opportunity to effectively connect science and social activism as part of a larger group of committed citizens and researchers.
As a trained ecologist with a PhD in forest ecology, I felt a strong interest in interdisciplinary apporaches during my entire career. The need for the better understanding of the social context of ecological problems has always played an important role in my researches and work. I envision a world where evidence-based academic knowledge is enriched with critical and continuous self-reflection of the researchers while aiming to serve the well-being of the (local) human communities and their natural environment.