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Explaining Governance of the Judiciary in Central and Eastern Europe: External Incentives, Transnational Elites and Parliamentary Inaction
What made democratic politicians in Central and Eastern Europe exclude themselves from governance of the judiciary? Institutional change in the judiciary is investigated through a diachronic study of
Impaling Dracula: How EU Accession Empowered Civil Society in Romania
Europeanisation scholars increasingly debate when and in what ways the European Union influences domestic politics. This article adopts a 'bottom-up' design and the process-tracing method to examine
The Drive for Judicial Supremacy
Great efforts at judicial reform have been made in Central-Eastern European countries (CEE) over the last 20 years. The earliest reforms were driven by the domestic need for foreign investment and
The Interplay between Domestic Politics and Europe: How Romanian Civil Society and Government Contested Europe Before EU Accession
  • C. Parau
  • Political Science
  • 8 January 2007
‘How do domestic actors construct Europe?’ and ‘How do they utilise it in seeking to empower themselves against other actors?’ The questions of construction and utilisation of Europe are some of the
Explaining Judiciary Governance in Central and Eastern Europe: External Incentives, Transnational Elites and Parliament Inaction
What made democratic politicians in Central and Eastern Europe exclude themselves from judiciary governance? Judiciary institutional change is investigated through a diachronic study of the Romanian
Impaling Dracula: How EU Accession Empowered Civil Society in Romania
Europeanisation scholars increasingly debate when and in what ways the European Union influences domestic politics. This article adopts a ‘bottom-up’ design and the process-tracing method to examine
THE DORMANCY OF PARLIAMENTS: THE INVISIBLE CAUSE OF JUDICIARY EMPOWERMENT IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
The exceptional empowerment of the judiciary lately transpiring across post-communist Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) exhibits an institutional design uniformity that reflects a common origin in a
INTRODUCTION: DEMOCRACY, COURTS AND THE DILEMMAS OF REPRESENTATION
The first important work of comparative law and politics to define, analyse and evaluate the global phenomenon of the ‘judicialisation of politics’ was Tate and Vallinder's The Global Expansion of ...
East Side Story: How Transnational Coalitions Contested EU Conditionality
  • C. Parau
  • Political Science
  • 29 October 2010
Abstract The literature on Europeanisation in relation to Eastern Europe has posited the material incentives of EU membership as the main driver of domestic reforms aimed at adopting EU rules and
Transnational Networking and Elite Self-Empowerment
  • C. Parau
  • Political Science
  • 15 November 2018
Studies of the fate of Judiciaries in post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have been rare and attempts at causal explanation rarer. This study found that interlocked transnational
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