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Participarea la vot, în România – tendințe diferite, în funcție de tipul de scrutin. O analiză a noilor tendințe de participare, după alegerile prezidențiale din 2014

Author: 
Dan Sultănescu

 The decline in voting participation is not new information: the absolute numbers are decreasing. However, the presence at presidential elections in 2014 leads us to a more careful reflection on the real trends on voting in contemporary Romania. And this is why I wanted to publish these conclusions. The only generalization we can make is that, after 2007, we are witnessing a return to greater values in electoral participation for all types of elections. And this balances the impression of a steady decline in participation, retained both the literature and the common sense.

Procrastinarea academică. Un studiu de caz din SNSPA

Author: 
Andrei Vlăducu

 In this paper we analyze the results of applying Procrastination Assesment Scale Students (PASS), on 42 undergraduates from NSPSPA (Bucharest) to measure the level of academic procrastination amongst respondents; the reasons for procrastination behaviour and the relation between level of academic procrastination and grades they obtained at the Bachelor of Arts degree exam.

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The effects of Foreign Direct Investments on structuring the Varieties of Capitalism in the post-communist states

Author: 
Todor Arpad

 I investigate some of the most important theoretical approaches to some of the most important economic factor that shaped the economic transformation in the post-communist states, namely the Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). I investigate how, depending on the theoretical framework we employ, the multiple structural effects FDI had on the economies of the transition economies, as well as other parts of the social and political life can be causally interpreted.

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Lesbian and gay rights in comparative perspective: The case of Romania and Poland

Author: 
Andrada Nimu

 The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the contextual elements that have shaped the lesbian and gay rights movements in a comparative perspective, in Romania and Poland. First, some general assumptions are made in regard to the similarities and differences in the two countries. Second, the role of the Romanian Orthodox Church and Polish Roman Catholic Church, EU institutions and national governments and the role of the activists.

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Între etnic și civic – o analiză a principalei tipologii a naționalismului

Author: 
Nicolescu Valentin Quintus

 Originated in the works of German historian Frederick Meineke and made popular by the work of Hans Kohn in the second half of the 20th Century, the distinction between civic and ethnic nationalism is undoubtedly dominant within the nations and nationalisms field of study, being used in a vast array of theoretical approaches, from modernism (Ernest Gellner) to ethno-symbolism (Anthony Smith). Nevertheless, its analytical substance and its explicative power are rarely questioned, usually being taken as axiomatic.

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European Union in the Global Growth Prospects

Author: 
Bogumila Mucha-Leszko
Katarzyna Twarowska

 The aim of the study is to evaluate the EU economic position in 1995-2013 as well as a perspective growth potential in the global dimension up to 2025. The subject of the research are real and projected data including: GDP growth rate, main growth factors (labour, labour productivity and Total Factor Productivity), and their input to the GDP growth. The analysis was conducted for the years 1995- 2013 and 2014-2025.

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Media și spațiul electoral după alegerile prezidențiale din 2014. Noul „must media” din spațiul public românesc

Author: 
Bogdan Teodorescu
Dan Sultãnescu
Paul Aparaschivei
The presidential campaign in 2014 had emphasised the bigger influence of the social-media in Romanian political communication. In the same time, we are experiencing a growing integration of different types of agenda (media, public and politicians) – in the electoral campaigns, and also in the public sphere. Into a permanent changing media environment (we never have had a stability period in the last 25 years), following the interaction between these agandas can become a good tool for public communication strategies.
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Regionalization, Competitiveness and innovation. The case of Romania

Author: 
Vittorio Amato
It is known that as of 1998 Romania has started a Top-Down process of regionalization. The main purpose of this process was to subdivide the national territory according to the criteria of the NUTS classification used in the European Union both for statistical purposes and as a dimension to access
EU fundings. Within this framework the paper aims to assess the development of the competitiveness of the “new” Romanian regions with a particular focus on innovation seen as a determining factor.
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Migration as an area of political science research

Author: 
Rafal RACZYNSKI
 
The aim of the present article is to indicate the importance of migration in political science research. Compared with other scientific disciplines, political science took interest in the recognition of migration processes relatively late, not infrequently analysing the problem as a complement for research on other topics. Today, however, migrations as an important social and political issue, gained the status of an important and „autonomic“ research area for political scientists.
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The Resurrection of the Radical Political Movements

Author: 
Andrei Țăranu
Claudiu Crăciun

 In the last decade the radical political movements became a important threat to European democracies in the conditions of decline on popularity of main political ideological parties all across the Europe. Especially nationalist radical movements seems to became more popular between the citizens after they took from the populist parties the Euroskeptical message and the radical message against minorities or immigrants. The extremist message of those parties or radical movements it’s pretty much the same even they are located in different counties or cultures.

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