FP Bulgaria issue 1 (30)

February 2010

The first online only issue of FP Bulgaria.

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After Europe (in Bulgarian)


Author(s): Ivan Krastev

The Bulgarian edition of "After Europe", published by Obsidian Publishing House.

After Europe


Author(s): Ivan Krastev

In this provocative book, renowned public intellectual Ivan Krastev reflects on the future of the European Union—and its potential lack of a future.

Democracy Disrupted


Author(s): Ivan Krastev

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Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe: Challenges and Opportunities. Bulgaria Country Report

05 June 2017

Author(s): Ruzha Smilova

Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe: Challenges and Opportunities Edited by Peter Vandor, Nicole Traxler, Reinhard Millner, and Michael Meyer. ERSTE Foundation publication

Democratic Innovation and the Politics of Fear: 25 Lessons from Eastern Europe

05 June 2017

Author(s): Daniel Smilov

Daniel Smilov's contribution to The Governance Report 2017, published by Oxford University Press

Political Finance in East, Central and South East Europe & Central Asia

Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns: A Handbook on Political Finance © International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance 2014, 16 July 2015

Author(s): Daniel Smilov

The New European Disorder

ECFR, 11 November 2014

Ivan Krastev and Mark Leonard

Author(s): Ivan Krastev

Bulgaria: EP Elections a Rehearsal for Early National Elections

23 May 2014

EPIN publication with a general introduction and case studies from 11 Member States (Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain and the UK) "Between Apathy and Anger: Challenges to the Union from the 201

Author(s): Antoinette Primatarova

Bridge Over Troubled Waters? The Role of the Internationals in Albania

12 October 2012

Publication of Antoinette Primatarova and Dr Johanna Deimel with contributions by Margarita Assenova

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Putin’s Next Playground or the E.U.’s Last Moral Stand?

New York Times, 28 January 2019

Author(s): Ivan Krastev

The Metamorphosis of Central Europe

Project Syndicate, 21 January 2019

Author(s): Ivan Krastev

A European Goes to Trump’s Washington

New York Times, 30 November 2018

Author(s): Ivan Krastev

Steve Bannon’s New Best Friend in Europe

New York Times, 19 August 2018

Author(s): Ivan Krastev

Imitation and Its Discontents

Journal of Democracy, 05 August 2018

Author(s): Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes

The Pope vs. the Populists

New York Times, 12 July 2018

Central Europe is a lesson to liberals: don’t be anti-nationalist

The Guardian, 11 July 2018

Author(s): Ivan Krastev

3 Versions of Europe Are Collapsing at the Same Time

Foreign Policy, 10 July 2018

Author(s): Ivan Krastev

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Communal Capitalism

Roumen Avramov

Communal Capitalism

Communal Capitalism. Reflections on Bulgarian Economic Past by Roumen Avramov.

The book is a journey through the economic culture of the first Bulgarian capitalism, which took shape between the Liberation and the beginning of the 1940s. Marked by the communism and the following opening towards the world, this culture continues to be reborn in today’s economic forms. The whimsical links between yesterday and today, revealed throughout the text, lead to long-standing, resilient roots of the communal (etatist, clan, or collectivistic) principles, which has never stopped undermining the full-blooded competition in the economy.

Looking back to the past gives and irreplaceable opportunity to delineate the causes for the stubbornly recurring inability to meet the standards of an authentic market. Communal capitalism is a reflection on this problem, an essay penetrating into the varied folds and layers of the “documentary economics”, preserved in the archival legacy and in the testimonies of the contemporaries.

Roumen Avramov (1953) is an economist and historian of economic life, author of numerous studies, including The Economic 20th Century of Bulgaria. He works at the Centre for Liberal Strategies. Previously he was with the Economic Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, deputy-chair of the Agency for Economic Programming and Development, member of the Governing Board of the Bulgarian National Bank.

Комуналният капитализъм, том 1 Комуналният капитализъм, том 1 (~92.86 MB)
Комуналният капитализъм, том 2 Комуналният капитализъм, том 2 (~83.43 MB)
Комуналният капитализъм, том 3 Комуналният капитализъм, том 3 (~68.20 MB)