The Conflict between Basescu and Tariceanu – A Governmental System Viewpoint

Müller, Sean (2007). The Conflict between Basescu and Tariceanu – A Governmental System Viewpoint. Sphere of Politics / Sfera Politicii, 15(126-127), pp. 50-61. Societatea Civila

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Semi-presidential systems of democratic governance risk ending up in a stalemate when it is not clear which of the two „heads” – head of State or head of Government – shall take the lead. The current political situation in Romania features some of the commonly observed characteristics of such an institutional blockade. However, after addressing these formal aspects of political Romania, the author argues for not forgetting to take into account the informal, actor-related factors. The nature of the Romanian political parties and party system seems to hinder the finding of a consensus needed to exit the self-imposed blockade. More specifically, it is the Democratic Party (PD) that is the key to understanding the recent developments. The Government of April the third has yet to prove its efficiency.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences

UniBE Contributor:

Müller, Sean

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

1221-6720

Publisher:

Societatea Civila

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sean Müller

Date Deposited:

10 Nov 2014 09:29

Last Modified:

14 Dec 2014 10:09

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.59772

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/59772

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