Does Inequality Erode Cooperation in the Classroom?
Inequality decreases the acquisition of cooperation skills, a key ingredient to sustained democracy. Generalized trust and political equality counteract this effect independently.
Energy poverty and the vulnerable consumer: How far are we from Europe?
The analysis is based on three main pillars: a review of the issue at the level of literature and European and international institutions, a radiography of the legislative framework and of the practices in Romania, an analysis of data at the level of our country.
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.
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.
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.