Romania’s Civil Society and its Moral Underpinnings: The Symbolic Discourse of a Post-Socialist State

Mitchell O. Hopkins


Using Katherine Verdery’s definition of civil society as the population of a social space between the everyday household and the state, the paper looks at how such events as the rise and fall of the USSR, the advent of the EU, or even the workings of the Ottoman Empire have affected the discussion and development of civil society in Romania.

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