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A #Colectiv Responsibility to Fight Corruption: Romania’s Nightclub Fire Protests Singe the System
A #Colectiv Responsibility to Fight Corruption: Romania’s Nightclub Fire Protests Singe the System

Author(s): Anita Sobják
Subject(s): Civil Society, Public Law, Government/Political systems, Sociology of Politics, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Romania; nightclub fire in Bucharest; corruption; systemic problems of corruption; collective responsibility; protests; fire safety norms;
Summary/Abstract: The tragic fire in Club Colectiv in Bucharest shed light on the broader systemic problems of corruption. The resulting and quickly swelling public outrage fits in with a series of anti-systemic protests in Romania in recent years. A change of government resulting from the prime minister’s swift resignation will bring no immediate relief to an ailing system. For that to happen, more efforts are needed on all fronts: among the political elite, civil society, as well as Romania’s external partners. The latter can be important in preventing political destabilisation and promoting positive change.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English