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Despre Stefan Krastev

Stefan Krastev has a BA in Ethnology from Sofia University and a MA in Sociology and Social Anthopology from the Central European University. He has worked on Roma, ethnic minorities, urban marginality, illegality and squatting, racism, and visual media. Currently Stefan is doing a PhD in Sociology at the Sofia University and managing the Political and Social Debates Program of the Red House Center for Culture and Debate – Sofia, Bulgaria. Stefan is part of the collective of Social Center Xaspel.

Is it the Fall of the Great Mediator?

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

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