FP Bulgaria issue 1 (30)

February 2010

The first online only issue of FP Bulgaria.

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After Europe (in Bulgarian)

2017

Author(s): Ivan Krastev

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

After Europe

2017

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

2014

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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Robert Mueller Will Never Get to the Bottom of Russia’s Meddling

New York Times, 01 November 2017

Author(s): Ivan Krastev

Germany's Problem is Еurope's Problem

New York Times, 04 October 2017

Author(s): Ivan Krastev

Why Are American Liberals So Afraid of Russia?

New York Times, 16 August 2017

Author(s): Ivan Krastev

How Donald Trump Redefined ‘the West’

New York Times, 12 July 2017

Author(s): Ivan Krastev

Central Europe’s Tough Choice: Macron or Orban?

New York Times, 22 June 2017

Author(s): Ivan Krastev

How Donald Trump Might Save the EU

New York Times, 20 February 2017

Author(s): Ivan Krastev

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Democracy Disrupted

2014
Ivan Krastev

Democracy Disrupted

Democracy Disrupted
The Politics of Global Protest

Ivan Krastev

88 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper May 2014 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2330-9 | $12.95t | £8.50 | Add to cart
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"Few people can question the conventional wisdom of democracy like Ivan Krastev. Democracy Disrupted is his latest and most interesting intervention."—George Soros

"The worldwide protests of 2011-2013 may have happened 'everywhere,' but did they go anywhere? Ivan Krastev argues persuasively that this was ultimately a revolution that wasn't."—Timothy Garton Ash, University of Oxford

"A must read."—Moisés Naím, Carnegie Endowment and author of The End of Power

Since the financial meltdown of 2008, political protests have spread around the world like chain lightning, from the "Occupy" movements of the United States, Great Britain, and Spain to more destabilizing forms of unrest in Tunisia, Egypt, Russia, Thailand, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Ukraine. In Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest, journalist and political scientist Ivan Krastev proposes a provocative interpretation of these popular uprisings—one with ominous implications for the future of democratic politics.

Challenging theories that trace the protests to the rise of a global middle class, Krastev proposes that the insurrections express a pervasive distrust of democratic institutions. Protesters on the streets of Moscow, Sofia, Istanbul, and São Paulo are openly suspicious of both the market and the state. They reject established political parties, question the motives of the mainstream media, refuse to recognize the legitimacy of any specific leadership, and reject all formal organizations. They have made clear what they don't want—the status quo—but they have no positive vision of an alternative future.

Welcome to the worldwide libertarian revolution, in which democracy is endlessly disrupted to no end beyond the disruption itself.

Ivan Krastev is Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Bulgaria and author of In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don't Trust Our Leaders?

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