That is why the popularity of semi-presidentialism in post-communist
Europe is still surprising, at the same time contributing to its research appeal.
She discusses key areas of debate and concepts in popular music research; her research design and processes of fieldwork data collection, analysis, and interpretation; the characteristics of the local pop music sector in Bulgaria, the cultural influences of post-communist
transitions, and the cultural context of the crossroads, where global and local identities interact; and the fluid character of the local music sector, the power relations that define its dynamics, the impact of post-communist
transitions on music meanings, and the complexities derived from Bulgaria's position between the cultural constructs of the East and West.
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The absorption of post-communist
Europe into the West was not simply a matter of velvet revolutions.
transition has been labelled the dual transition as it implied fundamental reforms of both the economy and the political system.
The process of democratization is still going on in post-communist
The new generation of younger, more democratic leaders have stepped in, and have replaced the typical post-communist
leaders--the semi-authoritarian leadership styles so far epitomized by Edgar Savisaar and Andrus Ansip.
For the first time in Bulgaria's post-communist
history, a socialist-backed candidate has fared better in the capital Sofia than all other contenders in an election, election data shows.Rumen Radev, the candidate supported by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) whose running mate is a long-time party member, has garnered 25.77% of the vote, with 99.32% of ballot protocols counted.He is followed by the main ruling party GERB's nominee, Tsetska Tsacheva, who is also second nationally.
The inability of the Italian post-communist
left to come to terms with its past is probably the most resounding of these issues.
Here I particularly explore the relationship between Poland's democratic transition, how the country has dealt with the legacy of its communist past and the quality of its post-communist
This is particularly true of the railroads that were once critical to the transport policies of Communist-bloc nations and remain vital elements in the post-Communist
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the biggest surprise is how badly most of the post-communist
nations have done since.