The Romanian Journal of Political Science (PolSci) is the first Romanian peer-reviewed journal of political science edited and published twice a year by the Romanian Academic Society (SAR) on behalf of the Romanian community of political scientists.

The journal publishes a diverse range of political science articles, especially from fields currently under-covered, such as comparative politics, public policy, political economy, or political psychology, covering Romanian or broader Central or South - East European issues. Papers are theory-grounded and based on solid empirical work.
CURRENT ISSUE   Vol. 22 No. 1, Summer 2022 – General issue  

ABSTRACT | This general issue includes five articles, all of them covering countries in Central and Eastern Europe: two case studies on Romania, one case study on Slovakia, a comparative analysis of democratic consolidation in the region, and an analysis of the Russian propaganda in the context of the war in Ukraine. The first article, by Cristina Stănuș, studies local government compliance with transparency regulations. Developing a context-specific measure for it, Stănuș shows that particular characteristics of the local political and institutional environment - status, size, financial autonomy - influence compliance in Romania. The second article, by George Ștefan and Raluca Andreea Popa, analyzes the relationship between demand-driven clientelism, county-level economic disparities, and preferences with respect to public expenditures. Combining survey data and budgetary data, the authors show that economic difficulties at the local level are associated with a higher chance that individuals are...

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Indexed in:

  • Social Sciences Citation Index
    (ISI Thomson Reuters)
  • IPSA

Advisory Board

  • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (chair) Hertie School of Governance
  • Larry Diamond Stanford University
  • Tom Gallagher University of Bradford
  • Alena Ledeneva University College London
  • Michael McFaul Stanford University
  • Dennis Deletant Georgetown University
  • Helen Wallace London School of Economics and Political Science

Editorial Board

  • Claudiu Tufiș
  • Bogdan Iancu
  • George Jiglau
  • Ingi Iusmen
  • Gabriel Bădescu
  • Andrei Macsut
  • Laura Voinea

Published by:

Societatea Academica Romana