Nikolova Madlen

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The Rule of Law and Democratic Rule at Odds

For three decades now, a pervasive obsession with the “rule of law” has transformed governance across continents. Both political liberals concerned with human rights and economic ones concerned with market efficiency have united in the conviction that rule of law reforms and anti-corruption programs will both safeguard the judiciary and human rights from authoritarian overreach, and ensure a stable investment climate for businesses. That these expectations have not always been fulfilled may be seen on the example of Bulgaria.

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