"Social Responsibility and Political Participation (the Case of Bulgarian and Romanians)"
The Impact of European Union Integration of the Border Regions, Conference Volume, Craiova University Press and St. Cyril and St. Methodius University Press, pp.15-19.
Therefore, one can conclude that the expectations of social justice prevailing in Bulgaria and Romania are pinned to strong public institutions. Collectivistic consciousness is dwindling away, but this does not have an effect on the nostalgia about absolute authority. As regards the disintegration of social relations, one cannot expect that the Bulgarians or Romanians could be able to carry out collective civil actions in a European manner. Maybe it is for this reason that social and political protests in Bulgaria are mainly “media images”. The initiatives of the global civil society have no appeal to the Bulgarians. Anti- or alternative-globalistic social projects are relatively unknown, too.
The main conclusion of this analysis is that we need of an adjustment of our value attitudes to European standards for the future of our cooperation with neighbors and European development. But this process is not a mechanical one. It is necessary to secure the participation and the efforts of the state institutions, all NGO-s and all intelligent people.
social responsibility, political participation, Bulgarians, Romanians
Социални, стопански и правни науки
Social sciences, economic sciences and law