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Balkan Countries and Democracy Index (2017)

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  • Blaga Blagoeva

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)

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The paper analyses the results from the Economist Intelligence Unit’s research for Democracy Index 2017. It starts by offering a general presentation of the research and focuses specifically on the results of Bulgaria and other Balkan countries on several major criteria: Electoral process and pluralism; Functioning of government; Political participation; Political culture; Civil liberties. The paper seeks to answer the question why there aren’t “Full Democracies” in the Balkans?

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  • Blaga Blagoeva, 2019. "Balkan Countries and Democracy Index (2017)," Nauchni trudove, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 3, pages 283-298, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:natrud:y:2019:i:3:p:283-298
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    Keywords

    Democracy Index; Bulgaria; Balkans;

    JEL classification:

    • F5 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy
    • H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies

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