No. 23 | (Autumn 1994)

This issue of Eszmélet is published at the time of general elections thus we have to ask: what are the limits of our choices? How the possible is related to the limitations in the existing system of "democracy"? The block of articles addressing theoretical and practical problems of bourgeois democracy aims to raise and answer questions that are not in focus of daily political debates and analysis. A separate group of articles deal with political symptoms in the third world like the raise of Islam or populism of which analysis often misses to look at underlying economic fundamentals. This latter problem makes us to thoroughly address some fundamental economic theory and policy problems in the next issue.

Table of contents
  1. Perecz László, Szigeti Péter, Z. Karvalics László, Hack Péter, Krausz Tamás, Susan Zimmermann : Beyond burgeois democracy
  2. Andor László : Society, history and politics – interview with György Wiener
  3. Samir Amin : Theses on the European left
  4. Andor László : A short history of our democracies
  5. Chantal Mouffe : The return of the political
  6. Yar Mohamed, Katona Magda : Modern Islam and the agriculture question
  7. Balogh András : Integration and catching up
  8. Francois Burgat : Islam and pluralism
  9. Volker Perthes : The fiction of fundamentalism
  10. Otto Kreye : The external indebtness of developing countries
  11. Folker Fröbel, Susan Zimmermann : Social conflicts in the blind alley of peripherial capitalism
  12. Csáki György : Hungary and the IMF
  13. Charta 88 : Declaration
  14. Mikes Tamás : In opposition in the 80s
  15. Polyák Andrea : On New Exodus – New tendencies in inernational labour migration
  16. Eszmélet : New Internationalist
  17. NAFTA
  18. Maquiladora
  19. Zapata
  20. n. n. : One world, several worlds – introduction to the issue of “Third Wold”
  21. How to return from Germany to the Third World?