Zoltán Ripp (1952)
He was educated in the Teachers College in Eger and the Faculty of Humanities of the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. Until 1988 he had worked as librarian, from 1989 he is research fellow – from 2000 senior research fellow – of the Institute of Political History. From June, 2006 he is the Head of the Scientific Department of the Institute. His research field is the political history of Hungary in the 1950s and 1960s, the dissolution of the Communist regime as well as the democratic transition. Besides his works of historiography, from 1966 he has been writing analyses and essays of politology as well.
Studies in English
The Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party: Towards the Multiparty System (June 1987–February 1989)
In: Regimes and Transformations. Hungary in the Twentieth Century. Edited by István Feitl and Balázs Sipos. Napvilág, Budapest, 2005. 403–428.
Unity and Division: The Opposition Rouncitable and Its Relationship to the Communist Party
In: The Roundtable Talks of 1989: The Genesis of Hungarian Democracy. Ed. András Bozóki. Budapest, CEU Press, 2002. 3–39. p.
Hungary’s Part in the Soviet–Yugoslav Conflict, 1956–58
Contemporary European History, 7, 2. 1998. 197–225. p.