Central & East European Politics

Putting all my academic writing about CEE (mostly Romanian) politics in one place.

My PhD thesis (I carry with me the comment of one of my supervisors: just remember your thesis will not be the best thing you ever write…). Centre-right failure in new democracies: the case of the Romanian Democratic Convention. One day when I have a year or so to spare I will go back to it and do it better:


An early venture into the same topic. Still quite pleased with this one in the Romanian political journal, Sfera Politicii:


Romania country report in Juliet Lodge’s guide to the results of the 2009 European Parliament elections, published by Palgrave Macmillan:


Report on the 2008 Romanian Parliamentary Elections in the Journal Representation (45:4, November 2009):


A New Right for a New Europe? Basescu, The Democrats and Romania’s Centre Right. SEI Working Paper 106, Sussex University:


Europe and Romania’s Parliamentary Elections of November 2008. EPERN Briefing #44, Sussex European Institute:


The brilliant Lavinia Stan was kind enough to ask me to write the Romania chapter in her Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice despite herself being the world’s expert on lustration in that country:



Journal and book covers