Publications

SAR Report 2011: Beyond perception. Has Romania’s governance improved after 2004?

Romania and Bulgaria encounter today problems in joining the visa-free Schengen area. The main one in the public eye is corruption. Both countries pledged to improve their rule of law when signing their accession treaties in 2005, yet little progress
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SAR Report 2011: Forecast 2011 Surely no news is good news? Less uncertainty, macro stabilization, growth and optimism at low levels

SAR Accounting for 2010 2010 was such a nightmare for forecasters and economic observers of Romania, due to many unexpected developments and policy turnarounds, that few experts escaped with their honor intact. Looking one year back, it turns out that
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The conclusions of the SAR 2011 Report

SAR The 2011 annual report of SAR shows that corruption remains a problem in Romania, in spite of the genuine efforts to tackle it by DNA and ANI, and the courageous decisions by some young magistrates. The processes of privatization
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23.02.2010: Launch-event – Annual Policy Analysis and Forecast Report – Romania 2010

2010 The Romanian Academic Society has launched on February 23 its Annual Analysis and Forecast report for 2010. SAR experts see a probable end to the economic crisis in 2010. At the event, the chief economist of the National Bank
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SAR ANNUAL REPORT 2008

Romania’s first year in the EU While the economy continued to grow, the year was lost in domestic infighting among political parties, with a majority in the Parliament seeking permanently to by-pass the country’s EU engagements in the sensitive fields
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A new site for POLSCI!

December 2009 The Romanian Journal of Political Science (PolSci) is a ISI (SSCI) indexed peer-reviewed journal of political science  published twice a year by the Romanian Academic Society (SAR). The journal publishes a diverse range of political science articles, especially
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Early Warning Reports (EWR) 2001 – 2003

EWR was a project initiated and financed by UNDP, aimed at providing the Romanian government with objective advice from independent sources. The goal of the program was to monitor the socio-political and economic developments in order to identify the situations
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CALL FOR PAPERS – PolSci Focus: Twenty Years After: from Fall to Fall?

Extended Submission deadline: October 15, 2009 CfP Journal: Romanian Journal of Political Science Extended Submission deadline: October 15, 2009 Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin wall, Eastern and Central Europe has traveled the full cycle: from the greatest
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Defective Democracies

PolSci, vol 8, no 1 – 2008 Since the collapse of communism and communist states from 1989-1992, the twenty-eight states that currently comprise postcommunist Europe and Eurasia have evolved to different political directions. Some regimes in this region have completed
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Regions, Minorities and European Integration

PolSci, vol 7, no 1 – 2007 The questions that this issue addresses cut across some of the most challenging dilemmas of the European Union. The emergence of the European supra-state was presumed to signify an end to modernity. In
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