Last updated: 06.23.2005.

Foreign-Policy Consensus in Bulgarian Parliament

Boris Popivanov


            This paper deals with consensus as a mechanism for supranational representation of national community's interests. Parliamentary perspective is chosen because of Parliament's role in building strategies for development of state and national community. Advantages of flexible political consensus compared to fixed philosophical consensus are pointed out.

            Analysis of positive and negative effects of consensus-based politics is proposed. It is emphasized the necessary correspondence between national and parliamentary types of consensus. The thesis is illustrated by the character and stages of Bulgarian foreign-policy consensus-building from 1989 on, prospects of future being traced.




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