Research articles 2_1

Consciousness (pages 11-18)

Nicholas Rescher ABSTRACT: Consciousness is sometimes viewed as a particular parametric factor in the analogy of blood pressure or electric charge. The paper argues that this is an erroneous conception becomes consciousness involves a varied assortment of different phenomena that have no single unified commonality. And so even as ‘abnormal psychology’ has to be a disjointed assembly of diverse specialties so ... Read More »

Conversio ad phantasmata. Gouvernement, sécurité et imagination (pages 19-31)

Val Codrin Tăut ABSTRACT: This article investigates the technical rationalities of modern forms of government. Conceived in a Foucauldian vein, the paper argues for an interpretation of security dispositifs which sustain the structures of modern government. The main argument developed in the article is that there is a difference between two securities diagrams: the preventive and the anticipatory. The first one ... Read More »

On Diffident and Dissident Practices: a Picture of Romania at the End of the 19th Century (pages 35-51)

Roxana Patraș ABSTRACT: The present paper explores diffident and dissident practices reflected by the political talk at the end of the 19th-century in Romania. Relying on Jacques Rancière’s theories on the ‘aesthetic regime of politics,’ the introduction sketches a historical frame and proposes a focus change: the relation between ‘politics’ and ‘aesthetics’ does not stand on a set of literary cases, ... Read More »

Difficulties of Democratic Transition in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova (pages 55-69)

Silviu-Petru Grecu ABSTRACT: This article analyses, in a comparative manner, the situation of democratization in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. The analysis is based on nine variables/ criteria: the effective number of political parties, the electoral system, institutional corruption, the legal background, the political freedom and civil rights, civil society, economic freedom, economic growth and the quality of democracy. The ... Read More »

« Articuler » vie familiale et vie professionnelle : un objectif européen dans les politiques roumaines de l’égalité des chances ? (pages 73-93)

Anca Dohotariu ABSTRACT: This article intends to show the distance between work-life balance as a political and social issue at the EU and Romanian level, through the lens of the local gender equality policies following the process of EU accession. The article provides, in its first part, a brief presentation of the main theoretical axes structuring the available literature, followed up ... Read More »

Value Attainment, Orientations, and Quality-Based Profile of the Local Political Elites in East-Central Europe. Evidence from Four Towns (pages 95-123)

Roxana Marin ABSTRACT: The present paper is an attempt at examining the value configuration and the socio-demographical profiles of the local political elites in four countries of East-Central Europe: Romania, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Poland. The treatment is a comparative one, predominantly descriptive and exploratory, and employs, as a research method, the case-study, being a quite circumscribed endeavor. The cases ... Read More »

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