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Judicial Reforms in Eastern Europe

DIRDALA, Lucian Dumitru (editor)

Institutul European, Iasi, 2014


Today, when the map of Central and Eastern Europe looks completely different from what it did in 1989 and many postcommunist countries have already adhered to the European Union and other organisations based on the values of democracy and the rule of law, it is obvious that judicial reforms have represented one of the most difficult chapters in this systemic transformation. More than once, the pace of the evolution towards judicial independence and competence did not rise to the level of people's expectations and hopes in these new democracies. The situation is much more complicated in the case of some countries which, for various reasons, deviated from the path to democratization or got stuck in the process. We have all the reasons to believe that the issue of judicial reforms will not lose its relevance during the next quarter of the century.

Inside this book:

- Historical aspects of judicial reforms in Romania. Lessons learned 
- Considerations on the emergence of an international status for criminal justice and its impact on state sovereignty
- European conditionality, judicial reforms and judicial independence. The case of the Republic of Serbia
- Alternative ways of settling administrative disputes: a potential model for the assessment of Ombudsmen's activities
- The reform of administrative disputes system in Croatia
- Romanian institutions under pressure: the summer crisis of 2012 and the reactions of the European Union

Lucian Dumitru Dirdala is lecturer at the Faculty of Law within the "Mihail Kogalniceanu" University of Iasi and associate lecturer at the Center of European Studies from "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi. He was awarded a Master's Degree in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University – Budapest (1997) and a Doctoral Degree in Political Science at "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi (2008). Main areas of research: theory of democracy, theory of international relations. He is currently involved in numerous editorial and media projects relative to political science.

Contributors:
Cristi Danilet; Ruxandra Ivan; Maria Dicosola; Teuta Vodo; Laura Hossu, Dacian Dragos; Frane Stanicic, Lana Ofak; Radu Nicolae, Simona Trandafir, Sorina Draghici, Ruxandra Piīrlan; Cristian Bocancea; Sorin Bocancea; Mihaela Roxana Prisacariu; Gianina Radu; Liviu Marius Harosa; Ramona Delia Popescu; Nicolae­Horia Tit.

 Justice, politics, and society
 266 pages, (165x235) mm
 ISBN: 978-606-24-0044-6
 Price 35 lei

Orders: www.euroinst.ro













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