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Evropeizace programatiky bulharských a rumunských politických stran
The Europeanization of Programs and Manifestos of Bulgarian and Romanian Political Parties

Author(s): Vít Hloušek, Markéta Smrčková
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity v Brně
Keywords: Bulgaria; Europeanization; Political Parties; Programmatic Change; Romania

Summary/Abstract: The article provides an analysis of the European Union’s influence on party manifestos of the main political parties in the two newest members of the EU, Bulgaria and Romania. The main goal of the paper is to demonstrate how the EU has influenced the ideology and programmatic schemes of political parties in Romania and Bulgaria. Two dimensions of party manifesto Europeanization are included: a quantitative analysis of the frequency of occurrence of “European” issues and a qualitative assessment of the contents of the parts devoted to the EU within the analyzed programs.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2011
  • Issue No: 2-3
  • Page Range: 110-134
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Czech