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Legitimitatea dizidenţei. Nesupunerea civică şi raţiunea publică rawlsiană

Author: 
Nicolae Dobrei

The tension between fundamental human rights and democratic (majoritarian) legitimacy is both critical
and analytically rich for contemporary normative theories of democracy – and for the issue of morally
acceptable civil disobedience as well. I briefl y discuss the challenge this tension raises for three of the
mainstream approaches to this issue, namely republicanism, liberalism and deliberative democracy. I move
then to a detailed account of the early Rawlsian justifi cation of civil disobedience, and in the third step of

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Distribuţia mandatelor la alegerile parlamentare din noiembrie 2008

Author: 
Costel Popa

The new electoral system used in parliamentary election in Romania in 2008 raised some questions about the allocation of mandates to candidates placed on 2nd, 3rd and even 4th place in their constituency. In my article I show what was the scale of this phenomenon and I argue that it is both a problem of categorizing the electoral system as well as a problem o apparently breaching one of Arrow’s condition: the independence of irrelevant alternatives. Finally, I explore in more detail one of the “irrelevant alternatives”, the size of the uninominal constituency.

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Terorismul religios, o „nouă violenţă arhaică”?

Author: 
Andreea Mihail

The concept of security evolved and diversifi ed in accordance with the mutations suff ered by the international environment in order to respond to an imperative necessity to adapt to new risks and threats. The classic realist vision on security is no longer suffi cient to explain the new terrorism phenomenon, here conceptualized through the analysis of the „new archaic violence”, and therefore no longer capable to offer solutions.

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Strategiile de securitate din spaţiul euroatlantic şi dihotomia preempţie-prevenţie

Author: 
George Anglitoiu

The United States and the European Union continue to use security strategy made during the Bush Administration. A retrospective look over the key concepts of the post 9/11 era and their relevance in a globalized world of risks and threats is imperative with a view to the making of a Obama-like US Security Strategy and the replacement/revision of the EU Security Strategy in the wake of the Lisbon Treaty adoption.

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Politizarea fenomenului prostituţiei în România. Cadru juridic şi politici publice

Author: 
Elena Tariceanu

Prostitution is considered to be a large social phenomenon which has survived all forms of social and political organization and which implies a lot of risks: of public health (infections with STD, HIV/AIDS, B or C hepatitis), drug abuse, criminality, violating human rights, social insurance and health services. Varying with the social and political context in which prostitution was placed, the state adopted diff erent ways of politicizing this phenomenon, from abolishing to legalizing it under specifi c conditions and recommendations.

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Responsabilitatea socială a corporaţiilor americane şi a întreprinderilor socialiste

Author: 
Mirela Cerkez

The article starts from the (supposed) resemblances between the (so-called) non-economic activities performed by the big western corporations and the ones carried on by the socialist enterprises. The main task undertaken hereby is exploring the motivation behind such activities. The purpose would be that of determining the degree of decisional independence of those in command of the socialist enterprises in what concerns carrying on CSR-like activities.

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Instituţionalismul sociologic

Author: 
Monica Chiffa

There has been a substantial revival of interest in institutional analysis. The sociological neoinstitutional theory supposed that formal organizational structure resource was shaped by institutional forces, rational myths, knowledge and by the legislative system. The sociological approaches provide an alternative to the rationalist and individualistic ideas and by essential economic explanation that dominate contemporary theory. There is a strong tradition of institutional analysis going back to Weber, Durkheim and Parsons.

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