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Олигархизация на либералната демокрация в ЕС и в България
Oligarhization of Liberal Democracy in EU and Bulgaria

Author(s): Ivka Tsakova
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Civil Society, Government/Political systems, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: Liberal Democracy; Neoliberal Global Capitalism; Oligarchy; EU; Bulgaria
Summary/Abstract: The problem is positioned within the context of the huge social and economic inequality on EU level as well as to a greater extent in Bulgaria at the beginning of XXI century. The process of oligarchization of the liberal democracy is explained simultaneously in the EU and Bulgaria (giving examples of institutions and practices), highlighting the following mechanisms of transformation: a) from parties to lobbies; b) from separated powers (institutions) to their corporate capture; c) from formal liberal rights of the majority to the right of wealth for the few. In conclusion, a need of taking an anti-oligarchic political action course is outlined – a course of democratic dispersion of public goods and economic prosperity for the majority of the citizens.

  • Page Range: 45-54
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Bulgarian