Examining Public Policy in Romania: Is It Transparent and Legitimated?

International Journal of Management and Applied Science (IJMAS), Vol. 2, Issue-9, Special Issue-1, Sep 2016

10 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2017

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Tatiana Camelia Dogaru

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA)

Date Written: June 5, 2016

Abstract

In the last decades, in the context of many economic and financial crisis, the policy-making became the heart of government. In Romania, they represents the main instruments for solving the citizens’ problem: health care, education, the environment, and the mechanisms by which public money is budgeted.

Therefore, this paper analyses the transparency and consultation in policy-making process from the view of different policy-making stages. The paper discusses the different mechanism and procedure designed and applied by Romanian government in policy-making process. Finally, it describes possible links between policy-making capacity and indicators for transparency, starting from Joseph Stiglitz assertion on the adverse effects of secrecy in government policy-making, “with more mistakes, public officials become more defensive; to protect themselves, they seek even more secrecy, narrowing in the circle still further, eroding still further the quality of decision-making”.

Keywords: Policy-Making, Public Consultation, Transparency, Financial Crisis

JEL Classification: F68, H11, D78, D73

Suggested Citation

Dogaru, Tatiana Camelia, Examining Public Policy in Romania: Is It Transparent and Legitimated? (June 5, 2016). International Journal of Management and Applied Science (IJMAS), Vol. 2, Issue-9, Special Issue-1, Sep 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2893881 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2893881

Tatiana Camelia Dogaru (Contact Author)

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA) ( email )

6 Povernei Street
Bucharest, 010643
Romania

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