The Only Solution, a Weekly Revolution: On Romanian Protests

March 22, 2018


This talk will focus on four aspects: the evolution of the recent civic activism and engagement in Central and Eastern Europe; the Romanian case as reflected in the past five years during the anti-governmental protests; youth Romanian activism and mobilization, its resources and strategies and their political and social impact; and the particularities of the Romanian case among other similar contentious events in Central and Eastern Europe.

Diana Margarit, PhD, currently works as a lecturer at Alexandru Ioan University in the Department of Political Science, International Relations and European Studies, Iasi, Romania, where she lectures on globalization and social movements, political ideologies, international organizations and comparative politics.

Her areas of interest include social movements in the 21 century, with a focus on the Romanian contentious phenomenon since 2012, civil society and global governance.

She has co-authored (with A. Carpinschi) a book on International Organizations [both the Romanian and English editions], 2011;

On the Edges of Democracy. From nation-state to the global sphere [in Romanian], 2013.

She has also co-edited (with Alexandru Tofan) The Bestiary of Power [in Romanian], 2014.