Romanian Journal of Political Science

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring

Administrative and Political Corruption in Bulgaria: Status and Dynamics (1998-2006)
It is always difficult to say how much (or how little) corrupt the administration of a country is unless a proper operational definition of corruption is used. There are two ways of dealing with the more general approach towards corruption. First,...
Democratization in Eastern Europe: A Viable Model for the Middle East?
Introduction Following the end of the Cold War and the rapid democratization of Eastern Europe, expectations that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) would soon follow suit ran high. (1) Due to the lack of any significant changes that could...
From Sofia to Brussels Corrupt Democratization in the Context of European Integration
Defining the problem The phenomenon of corruption enjoys an increasing amount of attention worldwide at least since the political change of 1989. The growing number of corruption surveys commissioned by different international organizations and...
How Media and Politics Shape Each Other in the New Europe
Line of inquiry How well do media theories from the developed West fit postcommunist Europe? Surely since the late eighties of the 20th century to nowadays the evolution of the media in Eastern Europe (EE) was spectacular and often unpredictable...
Transition as a Legacy
In spite of the increasing differentiation between CEE democracies one striking commonality appears to be the fact that virtually all ended up having an institutional set-up with a high number of "veto players" in decision-making, or something Arend...