Romanian Journal of Political Science

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 1, Spring

'Europe' and the Extreme Right: Comparing Partidul Romania Mare and Vlaams Belang
Introduction Extreme right strategies are focused above all else on the construction of a stark division between the included and the excluded, but the formulation of such a division is often taken to be between a narrowly defined 'nation' versus...
Globalisation, Economic Policy and Rural Development in Europe
1. Introduction Rural Europe has been experiencing far-reaching transformations in the context of contemporary economic globalization. Most rural areas have traditionally depended on agrarian activity. Nevertheless, the general decline in the importance...
Romanian Fiscal Policies: Do They Fight or Exacerbate the Crisis?
Introduction It is now undisputed that the world faces the most serious economic downturn since the Great Depression. There are more and more voices calling for action against the financial crisis, and expectations on governments worldwide grow...
The Failure to Restore the Monarchy in Post-Communist Bulgaria
Introduction Despite sharp elite disagreements about the timing and nature of the constituent process, Bulgaria was the first country in post-Communist Europe to reach a constitutional settlement, setting this southeast European nation on a rocky...
When the East Goes West: Romanian Migrants in Italy or How to Deal with Mobility Issues in the EU 27
I. INTRODUCTION Central as it is to the common market, as one of the four fundamental freedoms of the Union, the free movement of persons has proved somewhat more problematic than the others (Postelnicu, 2007). This may be in part because 'people...