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Twenty Years After: from Fall to Fall?

ABSTRACT | Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin wall, Eastern and Central Europe has traveled the full cycle: from the greatest success to the greatest liability. How sustainable is the success of Eastern European countries? What explains their uneven performance during the transition and integration years? Is “catching-up” to remain only a distant dream, after the economic crisis? Are the lines dividing the region to become permanent? What was the effect of EU integration for institutional building during transition in CEE countries? The papers in this issue address these topics...
The global financial and economic crisis has taken its toll on national politics. Ranging from doubts over the legitimacy of capitalism in the West to the (re)election of socialist leaders and military coups in some parts of the South and conflict escalation all across the Middle East and South Asia, the effects of the recent crisis brought into attention a series of governance related issues. Everyone had to look into their own yard, count the livestock and reflect. The aftermath pushed higher on the public agenda a series of questions...

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Advisory Board

  • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (chair) Hertie School of Governance
  • Larry Diamond Stanford University
  • Tom Gallagher University of Bradford
  • Alena Ledeneva University College London
  • Michael McFaul Stanford University
  • Philippe Schmitter Stanford University
  • Helen Wallace London School of Economics and Political Science

Managing Editors

  • George Jiglau
  • Ingi Iusmen

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Societatea Academica Romana