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About Daniel Smilov

Daniel Smilov is a comparative constitutional lawyer and political scientist. He is programme director at the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia; visiting professor of comparative constitutional law at the Central European University, Budapest; and assistant professor of political theory at the University of Sofia. His work includes (with Martin Tisne) From the Ground Up: Assessing the Record of Anticorruption Assistance in Southeast Europe (Central European University Press, 2004); (co-edited with Denis Galligan) Administrative Law in Central and Eastern Europe (CEU Press, 1999); (co-edited with Jurij Toplak) Political Finance and Corruption in Eastern Europe (Ashgate, 2007)

Articles by Daniel Smilov

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Bulgaria's terror attack: a democratic test

The response by Bulgaria's authorities to the mid-summer killing of Israeli tourists reflects the country's lack of experience of international terrorism, as well as specific internal democratic deficits. In such a context there is now a danger of overreaction, says Daniel Smilov.

Bulgaria’s tense week: spark, fire, and solvent

A local incident turned national conflict mixing anti-Roma sentiment and nationalist mobilisation reveals flaws in Bulgaria’s political order that demand a coherent response, says Daniel Smilov.
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