BJARNE MELKEVIK: Standing Tall - Hommages a Varga Csaba 2013. február 27.
However, of all Csaba Varga's many achievements the one I admire the most is his
work as editor. Being one myself, I know from experience how diﬃcult this job can be
and how it simply steals and consumes all your time—with no one even thanking you
for your eﬀorts at the end! Csaba Varga's editorship can only be described as proli c and
rst-class and of foremost importance in his capacity.
As an international editor, he has completed by himself a vast collection of papers
on legal cultures, Marxism and law, as well as law in Europe. In collaboration with oth-
ers, he has edited publications on cultures in law, legal policy and validity, traditions in
law, as well as comparative law, legal philosophy, transitions and other subjects as well.
As a colleague and friend, and foremost as a collaborator in this fascinating inter-
twining between legal thought, legal philosophy and legal cultures, I have had numerous
opportunities to experience this commonly-held appreciation. Csaba himself, and his
works, have been a source of inspiration and knowledge to us all. We can only be grateful
to him for such a tremendous contribution to scholarly legal thought. Maybe, even more
than what has already been done, what matters is what is hopefully waiting for us. We
wish him good health in the years to come and that our colleague and friend in common
thinking will oﬀer us even more papers and books to help us and others through these
intriguing puzzles or labyrinths, which indubitably are legal thinking, legal philosophy
and legal cultures. Stand Tall, Csaba.