Open Government Partnership in Romania: State and Civil Society with Claudiu Tufiș

 

The event will take place at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work (Panduri Campus), Room 102, starting at 15:30.

Open Government Partnership is an international structure whose main goal is the voluntary involvement of various governments in promoting transparency, fighting corruption, and using new technologies to improve governance and the dialogue between states and their citizens. Created in September 2011 by a group of eight countries that endorsed the Open Government Declaration, OGP evolved to currently include 75 countries. Romania joined OGP shortly after it was created, in 2011.

The talk will focus, during the first part, on presenting the structure of OGP, as well as its activities and the data and reports that have been produced by OGP and that are available to researchers, offering the Romanian public information about this lesser known supra-national initiative that brings together states and civil society organizations in an attempt to offer possible solutions to the democratic deficit that seems to characterize the last two decades. During the second part I will present the Romania_EOTR_2014-2016_ROM, which I wrote as part of the Independent Reporting Mechanism, and which analyzes the way the Romanian Government fulfilled the commitments it assumed as part of the National Action Plan 2014-2016.

BIO

Claudiu D. Tufiș is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology (Universitatea din București), a master’s degree in Sociology (Central European University) and a PhD in political science (Pennsylvania State University). He is a founding member of the Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) at the University of Bucharest, a founding member of the Romanian Quantitative Studies Association (RQSA), and a member of the Romanian Group for the Study of Social Values.

His latest publications include analyses of the presidential and European elections in Romania (Alegerile prezidențiale din România, 2009 – co-editor, Alegerile pentru Parlamentul European: România, 2009 – co-editor), comparative analyses of social values (Learning Democracy and Market Economy in Post-Communist Romania, chapters in books published at Routledge, Brill, and Springer, and articles published in European Political Science Review, Studia Politica, and Calitatea Vieții), and a series of datasets on the members of the Romanian Parliament from 1990 to 2012 (Studii Electorale Românești: Parlamentari Români).

His main research interests include: political culture, political behaviour, electoral studies, civil society, social movements, higher education public policies, methodology of social research, and the analysis of social data. Currently he is writing a volume on the evolution of institutional trust in post-communist Romania.

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