• Trump: Populism, American Hegemony and Global Politics in the 21st Century

    Trump: Populism, American Hegemony and Global Politics in the 21st Century

    Each American Presidentialelection in the past quarter of century has had the power to trigger thefeeling, and sometimes even the certainty, that major historical shifts areunderway in international affairs. The election of Donald J. Trump is noexception.

  • Analyzing educational achievement of 15-Year-Olds in Romania

    Analyzing educational achievement of 15-Year-Olds in Romania

    The project is funded by the Open Society Foundation.

  • Thieves in the night: can a slogan trigger real improvement in Romanian politics?

    Thieves in the night: can a slogan trigger real improvement in Romanian politics?

    It is rather unusual for a country like Romania to catch the eye of the international public to the extent it has in the past month. An unprecedented wave of protests saw thousands of Romanians take to the streets regularly – night and day – despite the cold, reaching more than 600,000 people on February 5.

  • The Trojan Horse

    The Trojan Horse

    This paper takes stock of the events immediately following the Referendum and argues that, from a historical point of view, Britain’s relationship with the EU has always been fraught with tensions and difficult negotiations.

Research reports

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Reforming the mechanisms of political representation in Romania

Published by: Gabriel Badescu, George Jiglau
15 Jul 2015
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Hate speech in Romania

Published by: Gabriel Badescu, Petruta Teampau, Daniela Angi, Carmen Greab
1 Mar 2014
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Evaluation of the Impact non-formal education program

Published by: Petruta Teampau
1 Jun 2012

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Books

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Tolerance of Liberal Values in Romania

Published by: Bogdan Radu
7 Jul 2016
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Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Minority Regime

Published by: Levente Salat
20 Aug 2015

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Policy Briefs

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Recommendations on the law of parliamentary elections (in Romanian)

Published by: Gabriel Badescu, George Jiglau, Laura Bretea
8 Jun 2015
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Recommendations on the law of political parties (in Romanian)

Published by: Gabriel Badescu, George Jiglau, Laura Bretea
4 Jun 2015
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Recommendations on the law of local elections (in Romanian)

Published by: Gabriel Badescu, George Jiglau
17 Apr 2015

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Center for the Study of Democracy

We are a think-thank founded in 2006 at the Faculty of Political Sciencet at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania. The Center engages in research projects and analyses from a comparative perspective with a solid practical component on issues such as: democratization, migration, ethnicity, civic education, electoral behavior, and institutional design. Our collaborations reach institutions such as the Presidential Administration, the Romanian Parliament, local administrative institutions and organizations within civil society.

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