County councils in Romania project


The Local democracy and political representation: an in-depth analysis of county councils in Romania project aims to investigate, in a comparative perspective, political representation, political leadership and democratic quality at the second tier of local government in a new democracy.


Project news 2015 & 2016


June 2016 (dissemination of results)

Project results published in a peer-reviewed journal

Stănuş, Cristina. 2016. „Political Representation and Governance: The Case of Second-Tier Councilors in Romania”. Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences No. 48 E/2016, pp. 124-144.

October 2015 (data collection)

Project results published in a chapter as part of an edited book. The chapter is available following the link below

Stănuș, Cristina. 2015. The political representation focuses of second-tier councillors in Europe. În X. Bertrana, H. Heinelt & B. Egner (eds.), Policy Making at the Second Tier of LocalGovernment in Europe (pp. 77-94). Routledge.

The last stage of data collection was finalised.


August 2015  (dissemination of results)

Project results to be published this summer in a peer-reviewed journal

Stănuș, Cristina. 2015. ”Government Engagement in Co-operative Service Delivery in Romania: Knowledge and Acknowledgement”, Romanian Journal of Political Science 15(1): 80-106.


June 2015 (dissemination of results)

Project results presented at two international conferences

”The representational focuses of county councillors in Europe”, European Political Science Association Annual Conference, Vienna, 25-27 June 2015

”Political representation at the second tier of local government”, SCOPE 2015 International Conference, București, 14-16 May 2015







The project is supported by a grant of the Romanian Ministry of Education, CNCS-UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-PD-2012-3-0512 (contract no. 58/April 30, 2013)

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Time frame:

May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2015


Research team:

Dr. Cristina Stănuș, post-doctoral researcher

Prof. Paweł Swianiewicz, mentor






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