'Compulsory Prison for All': An Ironically-Proposed Rite of Passage in a Post-Communist Country

Journal of Media Critiques 2017, 12(3), 51-58

8 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2018

Date Written: January 22, 2018

Abstract

A recent expansion of anticorruption campaigns in Romania finds such media coverage, that parts of the society appear to be oversaturated. Together with doubts raised on the legitimacy of several of the higher-profile cases put forth by the prosecutors, this has led to an ironic public proposal that prison terms be compulsory for all citizens as a means of public education – in an arguably kafkian parallel to the concept of compulsory military service.

Keywords: compulsory prison, anticorruption, Romania, compulsory military service, television, rite of passage

Suggested Citation

Silaghi-Dumitrescu, Radu, 'Compulsory Prison for All': An Ironically-Proposed Rite of Passage in a Post-Communist Country (January 22, 2018). Journal of Media Critiques 2017, 12(3), 51-58. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3106600

Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu (Contact Author)

Babes-Bolyai University ( email )

1 Kogalniceanu str, Cluj-Napoca
Cluj-Napoca, Cluj 435500
Romania
+40264405300 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ubbcluj.ro

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