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KOVÁCS Katalin

Kovács Katalin
Central and North Hungarian Research Institute
Regional Development Research Department

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Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name : Kovács Katalin

Place and date of birth : Budapest, October 9th,1954

Marital status : divorced, one child

Contact

landline Work +36 (1) 309-2600 / 1466
fax Work +36 (1) 309-2688
landline Centre +36 (1) 309-2684
E-mail kovacsk(at)rkk.hu

Education and training

1978Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty and of Arts, Budapest — MSc. in Ethnography
1982Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty and of Arts, Budapest — MSc. in Sociology
1986Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty and of Arts, Budapest — University Doctors’ Degree
1997Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest — Candidate degree in sociology

Language skills

French (reads)
English (writes, reads, lectures)

Places of work and employment

1979—1980Research Group for Ethnographic Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences — junior research fellow
1980—1986Transdanubian Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences — research fellow
1986—1996Budapest department of the Centre for Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences — research fellow
1997—1999Department for Regional Development Research of the Centre for Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences — senior research fellow
2000—Department for Regional Development Research of the Centre for Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences — head of department

Scientific activity

1978—Magyar Néprajzi Társaság, tag
1982—Hungarian Sociological Association, member
1990—European Society for Rural Sociology, tag
1997—Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), Scientific Committee of Sociology, member
2002—Hungarian Regional Science Association, member

Awards

2006Award of Charles Polanyi, Hungarian Sociology Association
2008Községekért, Kistelepülésekért, Kistérségekért díj
2008Pro Regio Award
2009"Kemény Bertalan" Villagedevelopment Award
2014Magyar Érdemrend Lovagkeresztje

Research fields

Rural and Regional Development

Trips abroad

1988study trip — United Kingdom
1988study trip — United States
1993study trip — United Kingdom
1996study trip — Germany
1998study trip — United Kingdom
1999study trip — United Kingdom

Publications

-        Strengths, Controversies and a Show-case of Failure in Hungarian Agricultural Restructuring: the Case of the Hollóföldje Co-operative. Replika Special Issue 1998 pp. 173-191.

-        The 1997 ‘Peasant Revolt’ in Hungary. Eastern European Countryside  Torun 1999/5 pp. 43-59.
-        Together with Zs. Bihari: State and Co-operative Farms in Transition. The Hungarian Case In: Starosta P. – Kovách I. – Gorlach K. : Rural Societies under Communism and Beyond. The University of Lodz. Lodz 1999. pp. 115-151.
-        The 1997 ‘Peasant Revolt’ in Hungary. Eastern European Countryside  Torun 1999/5 pp. 43-59
-        Rural Development in Hungary. In (Csaba Csáki, Zvi Lerman eds.): The Challenge of Rural Development in the EU Accession Countries. Third World Bank/FAO Accession Workshop Sofia, Bulgaria, 17-20, 2000. World Bank Technical Paper NO.504. The World Bank Washington, pp. 131-149.
-        Agricultural Restructuring in Hungary and Its Social Impacts. In: Dr. Ieda Osamu (ed.): Transformation and Diversification of Rural Societies in Eastern Europe and Russia. Slavic Research Center Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 2002: 247-272.
-        Structures of Agricultural Land Use in Central Europe. In Heinonen, M; Nikula, J; Kopoteva, I; Granberg, L (eds): Reflecting Transformation in Post-socialist Rural Areas, Cambridge Scholars Publishing Newcastle 2007. pp 87-114.
-        Editing with Somlyódiné Pfeil E.: Függőben. Közszolgáltatás-szervezés a kistelepülések világában. [(De)pending. Public Service Management among Small-Scale Settlements], Budapest, CompLex,  2008. 445 p
-        The Transforming Hungarian Countryside: Processes, Development Needs and Tools. In: J. Nikula (ed): Rural Motifs. Alexanteri Series no 5. Helsinki, Alexanteri Institute  2009. 137-160.
-        In collaboration with A. Cartwright: Controlled Decentralisation: Local, Regional and Central power in the making of Hungarian Regional Development policy. Discussion Papers Series No 78, Centre for Regional Studies. Pécs, 2010. 59 p.