Szabó István

Szabó István, Ph.D. professor

  • Department of Legal History

Areas of expertise

Constitutional history

Short bio

.

Name: Dr. István Szabó

 

Year of birth: 1967

 

Education:

• 1982-1986: Benedictine High School of Pannonhalma
• 1988-1993: University of Miskolc, Faculty of Law
• 1999: Doctoral degree (PhD) in Legal and Political Science (the title of the dissertation: Az államfő jogállása a Weimari Köztársaságban [The Legal Status of the Head of State in the Weimar Republic])
• 2007: habilitation

 

Positions held at Pázmány Péter Catholic University:

• 1995-1998: Assistant Professor
• 1998-1999: Lecturer
• 1999-2011: Associate Professor
• Since 2011: Professor

 

Former teaching activity at University of Miskolc, Department of Legal History:

• 1993-1998: Assistant Professor
• 1998-2001: Lecturer
• 2001-2010: Associate Professor (end of employment in 2010)

 

Offices held at Pázmány Péter Catholic University:

• Since 2002: Head of Department (Department of Legal History)
• 2001-2006: Assistant Dean for Student's Affairs (Faculty of Law)
• Since 2007: Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs (Faculty of Law)
• 2008-2013: Head of the Quality Assurance Committee (Faculty of Law)
• Since 2010: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board (Faculty of Law)
• Since 2011: Head of the Appointment Committee (Faculty of Law)
• 2003-2010: Head of the Credit Transfer Committee (Faculty of Law)
• Since 2001: Member of the Faculty Board (Faculty of Law)
• Since 2005: Head of the Bachelor Course "International Administration" (Faculty of Law)
• Since 2010: Publishing Editor of the Series "Tanulmányok" ["Studies"] (Faculty of Law)
• Since 2012: University Education Director

 

Other positions/offices held:

• Since 2008: External Member, Doctoral Council, Interdisciplinary PhD Programme, Andrássy Gyula German-Speaking University Budapest
• Since 2009: External Member, Habilitation Committee of Social Science, University of Miskolc
• Since 2013: External Member, Doctoral Council of Political and Legal Science, University of Miskolc
• Since 2013: External Member, Habilitation Committee of Political and Legal Science, University of Debrecen
• 2006-2009: Member, Panel of Experts of Political Science, OTKA (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund)

 

Research areas:

• Hungarian constitutional development after 1848
• German constitutional development after 1806
• Austrian constitutional development after 1848

 

Monographs published in this field:

• Az államfő jogállása a Weimari Köztárságban [The Legal Status of the Head of State in the Weimar Republic]. Budapest: Osiris, 2000. 489 p. [ISBN 963 389 013 6]
• Német alkotmányfejlődés 1806-1945 [German Constitutional Development 1806-1945]. Budapest: Szent István Társulat, 2002. 260 p. [ISBN 963 361 387 6]
• Ausztria államszervezete 1918-1955 [State Organization of Austria 1918-1955]. Budapest: PPKE JÁK, 2010. 624 p. [ISSN 1417-7285 (main series), ISSN 2061-5191 (subseries), ISBN 978-963-9206-78-6]

 

Study trips abroad:

• 1 May 1993 – 31 January 1994: Heidelberg University
• 15 June 1995 – 31 July 1995: University of Trier
• 1 August 1996 – 30 November 1996: Heidelberg University
• 1 July 2000 – 30 September 2000: Heidelberg University
• 15 October 2001 – 1 November 2001: University of Trier
• 1 July 2005 – 30 September 2005: University of Vienna
• 1 November 2005 – 30 November 2005: University of Vienna
• 1 July 2007 – 30 September 2007: University of Vienna

 

Research programs:

• 1 January 1997 – 31 December 1999 (OTKA – Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, Reg. Nr. T022905): The Institution of the Head of State in Hungary and in European Countries (program leader)
• 1 January 2000 – 31 December 2003 (OTKA – Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, Reg. Nr. F031932): The Historical Development of Parliamentary Form of Government (program leader)
• 1 July 2001 – 30 June 2004 (FKFP – Higher Education Research and Development Program, Reg. Nr. 0013/2001): The Establishment of Modern (Bourgeois) State Organization in Hungary in the Mirror of European Constitutional History (program leader)
• 1 September 2000 – 31 August 2003: Bolyai János Research Scholarship
• 1 January 2009 – 31 December 2012 (OTKA – Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, Reg. Nr. K76472): The State Organization of the Successor States of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (program leader)

 

Conferences organized:

• 16-17 April 2010: Das Staatsoberhaupt in der Zwischenkriegszeit und seine Wirkung auf das heutige Verfassungssystem [The Head of State in the Interwar Period and Its Influence on the Constitutional System of Our Days]
• 25-26 November 2011: Die bundesstaatlichen Staatsorganistionen [Federal State Organizations]
• 18 October 2013: Partei- und Wahlsystemen in dem Donauraum im 19-20. Jahrhundert [Party and Election Systems in the Danubian Region in the 19th and 20th Centuries]

Meetings and Conferences Abroad

 

1) Die Rechtsstellung des siebenbürgerischen Fürsten zur Zeit der Eigenstaatlichkeit

[The Stance of the Transylvanian Voivode under the Era of State Independence]

Date: 30/09/2001

Lieu: Gundelsheim am Neckar (Germany)

 

2) Die Kompetenz der Gesetzgebung und die Entthronung vom Jahre 1921 in Ungarn

[The Competence of Legislation and the Dethronisation in Hungary in 1921]

Date: 4-7/09/2005

Lieu: Jagiellonian University; Kraków (Poland)

Event: 56th Conference of the International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions

 

3) Die Wiederherstellung der zweiten Kammer der Gesetzgebung in Ungarn (1926)

[The Restoration of the Second Chamber of Legislation in Hungary (1926)]

Date: 5-8/09/2006

Lieu: Paris, National Assembly (France)

Event: 57th Conference of the International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions

 

4) Die beschränkte Demokratie: Ungarn (1920-1944)

[Limited Democracy: Hungary 1920-1944]

Date: 7-9/09/2007

Lieu: University of Bielefeld (Germany)

Event: Europäische Verfassungsentwicklungen in der Zwischenkriegszeit

 

5) Die Frage der Umstrukturierung der orthodoxen Jurisdiktion in Ungarn in den Schriften von Feriz Berki

[The Issue of the Reformation of Orthodox Jurisdiction in Hungary Based on the Papers by Feriz Berki]

Date: 20-22/04/2007

Lieu: Uzhhorod, Greek Catholic Academy (Ukraine)

Event: Scienza canonistica orientale personaggi e dottrine

 

6) Der siebenbürgische Reichstag in der frühen Neuzeit

[The National Assembly in Transylvania in Early Modern History]

Date: 17-19/10/2007

Lieu: Sibiu (Rumania)

Event: Die deutsche Sprache und Kultur in Siebenbürgen (Internationale

Tagung)

 

7) Das ungarische Wahlrecht am Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts

[Suffrage in Hungary at the Beginning of the 20th Century]

Date: 9/11/2007

Lieu: Wien, Parlament (Austria)

Event: Hundert Jahre allgemeines Wahlrecht in Österreich (modernes Wahlrecht unter den Bedingungen eines Vielvölkerstaates)

 

8) Die Abdankung König Karls IV. von Ungarn 1918

[The Resignation of Charles IV in Hungary in 1918]

Date: 14-15/11/2007

Lieu: University of Heidelberg (Germany)

Event: „Herrschen muss man wollen oder dürfen" (Möglichkeiten und Grenzen

von Herrschaft - Die Abdankung in Monarchien vom Mittelalter bis zur

Gegenwart)

 

9) Die Stellvertretung des Staatsoberhaptes in Ungarn 1920-1944.

[The Substitution of the Head of State in Hungary 1920-1944]

Date: 4-6/06/2008

Lieu: Bendern, Lichtenstein-Institute (Lichtenstein)

Event: Parlamentarismus in Kleinstaaten-Parlamentarismus und Monarchie; Parliamentarism in Small States- Parliamentarism and Monarchy.

 

10) Zentrale Probleme der Verfassungsgestaltung in Ungarn 1918

[Central Issues of Constitutional Changes in Hungary in 1918]

Date: 19/11/2008

Lieu: Wien, Austrian State Archives (Austria)

Event: Staatsgründung und Verfassungsordnung (Internatiaonale Tagung)

 

11) Das Parlamentsauflösungsrecht des Staatsoberhauptes Ungarns

[The Head of State's Right to the Dissolution of National Assembly in Hungary]

Date: 1-4/09/2009

Lieu: Lisbon, National Assembly (Portugal)

Event: 60th Conference of the International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions

 

12) Die Analogien zwischen dem Grundgesetz und der Verfassung Ungarns (das Kanzlersystem)

[Parallelisms between the German Grundgesetz and the Hungarian Constitution (Chancellery)]

Date: 26-27/11/2009

Lieu: Jagiellonian University; Kraków (Poland)

Event: Verfassung im Zeitalter von Globalisierung und Europäisierung (internationale Konferenz aus Anlass des 60. Jubiläums der Verabschiedung des Grundgesetzes für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland)

 

13) Das ungarische Parlamentsmodell in der Zwischenkriegszeit

[The Models of Parlamentarism in Hungary between the Two World Wars]

Date: 5-10/09/2011

Lieu: Palermo-Messina (Italy)

Event: 62th Conference of the International Commission for the History of

Representative and Parliamentary Institutions

 

14) Die Strafhandlungen gegen den Staat in dem ungarischen Strafgesetzbuch von 1878

[Crimes against the State in the Hungarian Criminal Code of 1878]

Date: 26-28/10/2011

Lieu: Prague, Czech Academy of Sciences - Charles University (Czech Republic)

Event: Die Bürgergesellschaft auf dem Papier oder Konstruierung, Kodifizierung und Umsetzung des Konzeptes von Bürgergesellschaft in der Habsburgermonarchie. Internationale Konferenz zum 200. Jahrestag des Allgemeinen bürgerlichen Gesetzbuchs.

 

15) Die Frage der staatlichen Kontinuität Ungarns nach 1918 und die Rolle seines Staatsoberhaupts

[The Issue of State Continuity and the Role of the Head of State in Hungary after 1918]

Date: 11/11/2011

Lieu: Wien, Parlament (Austria)

Event: "Die Verfassung im Wandel der Zeit: 1918―1928"

 

16) Der Zensus im ungarischen Wahlrecht (1848-1918)

[Censuses in Hungarian Suffrage (1848-1918)]

Date: 5-7/09/2012

Lieu: Cadiz (Spain)

Event: 63th Conference of the International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions

 

17) Die Frage der Staatsform in Ungarn 1918/1920

[The Issue of State Form in Hungary 1918/1920]

Date: 4/12/2012

Lieu: Prague, Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)

 

18) Das ungarische Wahlrecht in der Zwischenkriegszeit: die Frage der geheimen Abstimmung

[Hungarian Suffrage between the Two World Wars: the Issues of Secret Ballot]

Date: 4-7/09/2013

Lieu: Dublin (Ireland)

Event: 64th Conference of the International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions

 

 

International Meeting and Conferences in Hungary

 

1) Das Problem der Ehescheidung in der Staaten des Habsburger Reiches im XIX.

Jahrhundert. Die «siebenbürgische Ehe»

[The Issues of Divorce in the Habsburg Empire in the 19th Century. The so-called "Transylvanian Marriage"]

Date: 24/11/2007

Lieu: St. Athanasius Greek Catholic College (Nyíregyháza)

Event: Vie della ricerca del patrimonio greco-cattolico simposio internazionale in occasione del primo centenario della morte di Nikolaus Nilles SJ

 

2) Staatsoberhaupt und Parlamentarizmus in Ungarn 1920, 1946, 1989/1990.

[Head of State and Parlamentarism in Hungary 1867, 1920, 1946, 1989/1990]

Date: 16-17/04/2010

Lieu: Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Event: „Das Staatsoberhaupt in der Zwischenkriegszeit und seine Wirkung auf das

heutige Verfassungssystem"

 

3) Der Strafprozess gegen das Staatsoberhaupt

[Criminal Procedure against the Head of State]

Date: 18-20/11/2010

Lieu: University of Pécs

Event: Institutions of Legal History

 

4) Die Frage der Staatlichkeit des Habsburger Reichs nach dem Ausgleich

[The Issue of the Habsburg Imperial State after the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867]

Date: 25-26/11/2011

Lieu: Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Event: Die Bundesstaatlichen Staatsorganizationen

 

5) Staatsbürgerschaft im föderalen System - Doppelstaatsbürgerschaft zwischen Mitgliedsstaaten

[Citizenship in the Federal Systems – Dual-Citizenship between Federal States]

Date: 26/11/2012

Lieu: Andrássy Gyula German Speaking University Budapest

Event: Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium «Das Konzept des (Staats-)Bürgers»

 

6) Das Volk, als die Quelle der Staatsgewalt: das Wahlrecht in Ungarn 1920-1922

[The People as the Source of Public Power: Suffrage in Hungary 1920-1944]

Date: 12-13/11/2012

Lieu: Széchenyi István University

Event: "Public good – Welfare state – Good governance"

 

7) Konservatismus in der Rechtswissenschaft

[Conservatism in Legal Science]

Date: 30/11/2012

Lieu: Andrássy Gyula German Speaking University Budapest

Event: "Liebe zu alten Lastern oder Angst vor neuen Fehlern? Zur Lage des Konservativismus im 21. Jahrhundert"

 

8) Übernahme des Modells der Kanzlerdemokratie in Ungarn nach 1989

[The Reception of The Model of Chancellery Democracy in Hungary after 1989]

Date: 22/03/2013

Lieu: Andrássy Gyula German Speaking University Budapest

Event: "Rechtssysteme im Donauraum: Vernetzung und Transfer"

 

9) Die Frage der Verhältniswahl in Ungarn (1919-1939)

[The Issue of Proportional Elections in Hungary (1919-1939)]

Date: 18/11/2013

Lieu: Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Event: Partei- und Wahlsystemen in dem Donauraum 19-20 Jahrhundert

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