Democratization of Bulgaria and the Role of the Council of Europe (1989-2007)
Kaleynska, T. and Guo, Zhonghua (eds.): Comparative Institutional Change - Theory and Practice, SUSI'2013 Annual Reunion Proceedings, Veliko Turnovo, EIC publishing house, 2015, pp.242-263 ISBN: 978-954-9469-12-7 ; COBISS.BG-ID: 1277696996
Council of Europe has important role and assistance to the emerging new democracies and for the process of democratization and consolidation of democracy. Bulgarian transition to democracy marks clearly three periods. The paper examines the external democratic assistance to Bulgaria in the three specific periods of the democratization period and presents and analyzes the policies and techniques used by the Council of Europe, both for the political and civil society.
Council of Europe, democratization, Bulgaria, external support, consolidation of democracy