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Bulgaria: Politics and Protest in 21st Century

Bulgaria: Politics and Protest in 21st Century

Author: Clive Leviev-Sawyer

ISBN: 978-954-320-539-4
Category: Social Sciences
Cover: Paperback, Format: 14х21, Pages: 160

Price: 18.00 lv

Votes: 3

Bulgaria: Politics and Protests in the 21st Century is based on the observations of the author Clive Leviev-Sawyer when it comes to the Bulgarian political scene as seen throughout his career in Bulgaria, first as editor of the English-language weekly, and on 2012 as publisher and editor of The Sofia Globe.
Leviev-Sawyer outlines critically and independently the situation in Bulgaria today and foresee what will be the biggest challenges and problems that will occur in the future.

Bulgaria: Politics and Protests in the 21st Century is an essential read for anyone interested in the reality of the fascinating, changing and often misunderstood Bulgaria.


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Patrick Brigham

10.12.2015

Bulgaria: Politics and Protests in the 21st Century - by Clive Leveiv Sawyer This is a very articulate, well presented and detailed account, of Bulgaria in the present century. Written in an academic and thoughtful way, whilst seeming - at first glance - to be destined for a top level university course, it nevertheless reveals a Bulgarian political elite, indulging in some highly constructive inertia. Analysing the last fifteen years of political shenanigans, explained in detail by Clive, one wonders if anything good will ever become of Bulgaria in the future. Or, do Bulgarian citizens have to wait until such time, that all the old KGB and Bulgarian Ministry of The Interior, so called, retired intelligence officers – virtually a contradiction in terms, I suspect – are laid to rest? Heel to toe, in some dreary overcrowded communist cemetery - and as far away from the Narodno Sobranie as possible - it will perhaps be then, that their influence will be stymied. But, what Clive has also adequately described, is the Bulgarian character itself. In a country where there is only one thing worse than failure - which is success - you can easily see that the political class is hell bent; not only of playing silly games, but in furthering their own personal interests too. Most Bulgarians have lost any trust in their political masters, because, until GERB came along, the majority of politicians showed little interest in their voters' needs and were perceived as being after one thing only, which was money. Dodgy banks run by gangsters, corruption and a floored legal system, this is what the rest of Europe sees from their ivory towers in Brussels. But, Clive has brought order to their random thoughts, with his step by step approach to events, as they have painfully unfolded. Since the Bulgarian elite is unlikely to to want to record their most recent history, Clive Leviev Sawyers account of their antics , may be the only true one in existence. Patrick Brigham - Rizia Greece December 2015.

Riva Publishers

Thank you, Mr. Brigham, for sharing your opinion and appreciating the book.

 

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