The contributions to this special issue, guest edited by Sergiu Gherghina (Frankfurt/M.), analyse the institutional and behavioural dynamics of the political processes that have occurred in Romania since 1989. The authors reflect on a number of core developments, ranging from the processes of democratization, constitutional politics and institutional conflict to matters concerning ethnic relations, the electoral system and party politics.
The issue can be purchased in bookstores or via the publishing house De Gruyter Oldenbourg (Munich).
The book reviews are published also online at www.recensio.net
The Romanian Political System after 1989
Sergiu Gherghina: Introduction: Political Dynamics in Post-Communist Romania
Sergiu Mișcoiu: What Grounds for Representing the People? An Analysis of Post-Communist Romania through the Lens of Discourse Theory
Sorina Soare: Enhancing Democracy through Constitutional Reforms. Is Semi-Presidentialism Romanian Democracy’s Achilles’ Heel?
Daniel Brett: Fiddling while Rome Burns: Institutional Conflict and Party Politics in Romania since 2007
Emanuel Emil Coman: Electoral Reform in Romania: From the Need for Party System Consolidation to Concern for Improved Quality of Representation
Radu Cinpoeș: The Dilemmas of Political (Mis-)Representation: Political “Cruising” in Romania
George Jiglău: The Interethnic Stalemate in Romania: Origins and Risks
Dragoș Dragoman: Ethnic Relations in Mixed Communities in Romania after 1989
Ivana Maček (ed.) Engaging Violence: Trauma, Memory and Representation (Ger Duijzings)
Enikő Dácz (ed.), Minderheitenfragen in Ungarn und in den Nachbarländern im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert (Christopher Walsch)
Đorđe Tomić / Roland Zschächner / Mara Puškarević / Allegra Schneider (eds.), Mythos Partizan. (Dis-)Kontinuitäten der jugoslawischen Linken: Geschichte, Erinnerungen und Perspektiven (Sabine Rutar)
Maria Koinova, Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States. Varieties of Governance in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Kosovo (Wim van Meurs)