Fikret Bashkaya: born in 1940, graduated from Ankara University, doctor in economics from Paris and Poitiers universities, working as a researcher and professor in various organisations and at the Social Services Academy as well as at Abant Izzet Baysal University, author of many research articles and books (the best k ..
Articole de Stefan Krastev
In the bestiary of east European political monsters Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is a peculiarly elusive species. When he first came to power in 2009 both the remains of the 1990s liberal anticommunist concert (think tanks-media-the old right wing parties), and the ordinary people were thrusting contradictory hopes on Borisov’s shoulders. The liberal elite was seeing in him a handy populist tool that could be skillfully used to further the perpetually unfinished neoliberal reform package and stabilize its shaking ideological hegemony. Ordinary people on the other hand voted Borisov hoping to put a halt to the enchanted spirals of the never ending transition and to take revenge over its masterminds. Borisov delivered to these contradictory … Continuarea