An article I published in September 2013 in the new South-East European Journal of Political Science, whose managing editor is Sabin Dragulin. The article discusses the political events of 2012 in Romania. That was considered the “black year” by many analysts.
“By all standards, 2012 was a very busy political year for Romania, a country that, during the span of several months changed four different governments, organized local and parliamentary elections, and saw its president being suspended and then reinstated as a result of a controversial popular referendum. This article uses the framework of intra-cabinet coexistence in an effort to provide a chronological overview of the most important political events of 2012. The focus is on the relationship between the elected president and the cabinet, which share overlapping responsibilities and competencies, but also on the involvement of the Constitutional Court in deciding the fate of key political actors.”