Raisa-Gabriela Zamfirescu is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Bucharest. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work (University of Bucharest) and two master’s degrees, one in Information Management in Countering Terrorism (“Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy, Romania) and one in Information Analysis and Security Studies […]

Martin Albrow, the eminent British sociologist, made an early name for himself as a scholar of Max Weber and author of the widely read monograph Bureaucracy (1970). An early theorist of globalization, he published the pioneering The Global Age: State and Society Beyond Modernity (1996). His other books include Max Weber’s Construction of Social Theory […]

by Costinel Anuța, Corina Brăgaru, Anca Mihai, Oana Negrea, Ion Daniel Popa, and Diana Tihan, University of Bucharest, Romania This article describes the genesis and structure of Global Dialogue’s Romanian editorial team, focusing on its development and working process, as well as some of the team’s idiosyncratic practices. The Romanian editorial team was initiated by […]

by Ileana Cinziana Surdu, University of Bucharest, Romania We joined Global Dialogue with GD3.1 in November 2012. Since then, our team has changed with every number, but this is a positive feature, as we all have learned from each other in the process of translating and editing the Romanian version of Global Dialogue. We are […]

by Cătălin Augustin Stoica and Vintilă Mihăilescu, National School for Political and Administrative Sciences (SNSPA), Bucharest, Romania The specter of the global financial crisis was largely ignored by Romanian politicians who were busy campaigning for the general and presidential elections of 2008 and 2009. Yet, at the beginning of 2010, Romania was facing economic collapse. […]

by Ioana Florea, University of Bucharest, Romania, and Delia Badoi, University of Bucharest, Romania, and EHESS Paris, France In the academic world, June is known as an eventful month, featuring exams and evaluations, application deadlines for research projects, applications for summer schools, end-of-semester conferences. In this tradition, June, 2012 started well in Bucharest, with the […]

by Victoria Stoiciu, Ciprian Siulea, Mihai Iovanel, Ovidiu Tichindeleanu, Costi Rogozanu, Florin Poenaru, and Vasile Ernu, all representing CriticAtac Global Dialogue’s editor came across this enterprising and open-minded group while visiting Romania. CriticAtac collaborated with the sociology department at the University of Bucharest to stage a colloquium on “Marxism after Communism,” attended by a packed […]

by Marian Preda and Liviu Chelcea, University of Bucharest, Romania If one thinks of Michael Burawoy’s classification into professional, critical, policy and public sociology, one may say that sociology in Romania is strong on policy sociology and improving (read weaker) on the other three types. Sociology in Romania was first taught at the end of […]