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Annual Policy and Forecast Report 2018: 12 years in the EU. Evolution or involution?

In 2018, Romania’s GDP per capita will exceed 10,000 USD for the first time ever, marking Romania’s emergence as a medium-income economy. If we look at the raw data in terms of real income, Romanians now have twice the disposable
› Continue reading Tuesday May 15th, 2018


Is Romania the next Italy?

Romania is often featured in the media these days as the theatre of a black and white fight between good and evil. The once leader of Romania’s Coalition for a Clean Parliament, international anti-corruption expert Alina Mungiu-Pippidi explains why Romania’s
› Continue reading Monday February 26th, 2018


“Anti-corruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era”. Another ANTICORRP research endeavour has been published

Now you can read about (anti)corruption during the era of the Romanian Principalities! RAS’s research endeavour within WP 2: History of corruption in comparative perspective of the ANTICORRP project has ended. Historian Ovidiu Olar contributed with a chapter entitled “Corruption
› Continue reading Saturday December 30th, 2017


The Romanian Academic Society joins the Coalition for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees

The Romanian Academic Society (SAR) joined the Coalition for Migrant and Refugee Rights (CDMiR) in early December 2017. What recommends us for this participation is both the general work carried out by RAS in the area of ​​good governance and,
› Continue reading Thursday December 21st, 2017


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,
› Continue reading Saturday December 16th, 2017


Increased transparency in managing EU funds and RAS’s contribution (continued)

As a result of RAS’s presence as a full member of the Monitoring Committee of the Operational Program Grand Infrastructure, under the coordination of the Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds and Public Administration (MDRAPFE), the public
› Continue reading Saturday December 9th, 2017


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
› Continue reading Thursday November 16th, 2017


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
› Continue reading Friday September 1st, 2017


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
› Continue reading Tuesday June 13th, 2017


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