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Clara Volintiru

About Clara Volintiru

Clara Volintiru is an associate professor in the Department of International Business and Economics (REI), at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE). She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and has been involved in various international research projects in the field of behavioural studies, good governance, informal exchanges and political economy. She has been a consultant for international organisations such as the World Bank, European Commission, Eurofound, Committee of Regions, and Partnership for Research in International Affairs and Development (PRIAD), or Romanian think tanks such as CAESAR Foundation, Centre for Indochina Studies or Strategikon.

Surprising Resilience of Romanian Social-Democrats

BUCHAREST ROMANIA - June 21 2017: Liviu Dragnea President of Social Democrat Party speaks in front of Parliament during a no-confidence vote against Sorin Grindeanu's Cabinet.

In the current European context, not many European leftist parties are successful in elections. From Western Europe to the new democracies, either populism or anti-establishment parties are seizing the moment. On the other hand, the Romanian Social-Democrats (PSD) held a steady grip on their electoral share, with a sweeping 45 per cent in the national elections, less than a year ago. Continue reading Surprising Resilience of Romanian Social-Democrats