Note on Contributors

Attila Antal holds a PhD in political science. He is a senior lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law Institute of Political Science. He is a coordinator at the Social Theory Research Group at Institute of Political History. He is doing his contemporary research in political theory of populism, social and critical theory, theory of democracy, green political thought, ecological Marxism, constitutionalism, political history. His recent publications: Communist Populism in Hungary (published in: Society and Economy, 2018/4., pp. 623-642.); The Nature of the Populist Democracy? Between Realism and Utopia (Hungarian, Napvilág Publisher, 2017).

Robert Chisholm is an Associate Professor at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA, where he teaches Political Science and History. He has been a research associate with the Mackenzie Institute for the Study of Terrorism, Revolution, and Propaganda and with the Instituto de Estudos Econômicos, Sociais e Políticos de São Paulo; a fellow at the West Point Summer Seminar in Military History and at the University of Georgia’s Summer Workshop on Teaching about Terrorism; and a role-player supervisor for the Terrorism Research Center’s “Mirror Image” training program. He has published on Latin American political thought, international terrorism, the Sandinista Revolution, and the thought of Niccolò Machiavelli. His recent publications include “Progresso e Mimesis: Ideias Políticas, Imitação, e Desenvolvimento” in Lua Nova and “‘Constituting’ Brazil: Authenticity, Imitation, Legitimacy in the Empire” in Cadernos CEDEC. Currently his research focuses on conceptual history, constructivism, and political representation.

Adina-Elena Drăgoi is a PhD student at the National University of Political Science and Public Administration. Her current research is focused on understanding and explaining the violent radicalization phenomenon of young Europeans who decide to adhere to a violent Islamist interpretation of the Quran promoted by terrorist groups. She is interested in applying a socio-psychological framework in order to underline the importance of elements such as personal significance quest, social identity, self-esteem, on the decision of young disenfranchised, frustrated Europeans of claiming adherence to a jihadist ideology. Recent publications include: “Far-right populist challenge in Europe. Alternative for Deutschland and the National Front”, Europolity – Continuity and Change in European Governance, Vol. 11, no. 1, 2017; “The roots of violent radicalization of young Muslims in the United Kingdom. Implications on the future of British Multiculturalism”, Research and Science Today Supplement, No. 1, 2016.

Matei Ghimiș is a PhD candidate in political science at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration. His current research focuses on the limits of cultural and biological determinism and their relevance for contemporary ideologies. His area of interest includes rational choice theory, social ontology, the possibility of culturally mediated allostasis, postmodernism, as well as a wide interest in phenomenology and aesthetics.

Adrian Eugen Preda is a second year PhD candidate in Political Science – International Relations at the National University of Political Studies and Public 76 The Romanian Journal of Society and Politics Administration. His doctoral research focuses on the effects of hegemony analysed from the perspective of a minor power – Romania – with a focus on the political elites’ behaviour during the 20th century. Among his research interests can be mentioned International Relations Theory, Security Studies, Institutional Theory, political ideologies and History. His recent publications are related to American foreign policy and hegemonic rule in the world: “US future strategy in North-East Asia: Balancing or buck-passing?” and “The U.S. Hegemonic Model during the Cold War”, both in Perspective Politice.