European Funds: Guidelines on defrauding

The platform "European Funds – guidelines on defrauding" serves as a resource for the general public and the civil society offering official information on fraud and irregularities along with ...
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Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

The personal webpage of Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, SAR founding President, includes downloadable books (in English and Romanian), papers and ...
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The Alliance for a Clean Romania (2010-2012)

The Alliance for a Clean Romania is a civic initiative open to everybody who promotes the principles of good government and is willing to invest volunteer work, or offer ...
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Resource Website for Anti-Corruption

Civil Society against Corruption is a resource page dedicated to civil society activists, journalists and scholars against corruption. We document and promote anti-corruption initiatives through a database of projects, ...
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Romanian Journal of Political Science (PolSci)

The Romanian Journal of Political Science (PolSci) is the first Romanian peer-reviewed journal of political science edited and published twice a year by the Romanian Academic Society (SAR) on behalf of ...
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Integrity pacts in public procurement: what are they good for, why do we use them and what are the results so far?

On 14 December 2017, Transparency International Secretariat organized the conference “Integrity Pact Stakeholder Event” in Bucharest. It focused on the results of the collaboration between the entities involved in the European project “Integrity pacts”. A relatively new concept in Romania,
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Volume 17, Number 1 of the Romanian Journal of Political Science

PolSci Volume 17, number 1 (Summer 2017) comprises articles which deal with themes such as Russian imperialism, Brexit and political participation of young people. The first article deals with Russian neo-imperial dependence model. The second discusses Brexit through the lens
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State Capture in Public Education

The project “State Capture in Public Education” plans to pilot in Romania a novel strategy to address corruption in general and institutional capture in particular in accessing public resources in the primary and secondary education sector in 3 counties. The
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Farewell, Zoe Petre

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The Romanian Academic Society is a member of UNCAC Coalition

The Romanian Academic Society is honoured to become part of the UN Coalition Against Corruption (UNCAC ). Established in 2006, the Coalition encompasses a wide range of non-governmental organisations with a role in promoting and respecting the rules and standards
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Romania moves up one position on the Freedom House democracy score

Freedom House published their 2017 Nations in Transit Report and Romania improves its score for the first time in 3 years. Romania is now ranked 9th overall, as a semi-consolidated democracy, surpassing Hungary in the rankings. Romania’s strongest category was
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Volume 16, Number 2 of the Romanian Journal of Political Science

PolSci Volume 16, number 2 (Winter 2016) comprises articles which deal with themes such as Fascism, rule of law and political participation of young people. The first article deals with the the relationship between the Bolshevik revolution and Fascism. The
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The 2017 SAR Annual Policy Analysis and Forecasting Report asks the big question: do EU funds lead Romania to “Europeanization”? Or to put it differently, do they contribute to our overall development or not? There are risks involved: it was
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In this brief report, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi answers key questions on the recent events in Romania regarding the passing of Government Emergency Ordinance (GEO) 13/2017. This report covers questions on the ordinance itself, the protests which were triggered by it and
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Case studies on corruption involving journalists: Romania

The case studies reports produced within Work Package 6: Media and corruption have been published. The case studies on corruption involving journalists aim to contextualize the key findings of the previous report on how the media covers corruption. More precisely,
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