Romanian Review of Social Sciences

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Dan Velicu
Nicolae Titulescu University

PUBLIC POLITICS AND CAMPAIGN CYCLES

RRSS 2015 No.9 - Romanian Review of Social Sciences

  1. Authors:
      • Radu Liviu, PhD
      • Radu Carmen, PhD

  2. Keywords: campaign cycle, free elections, public policy, economic sustainability, public expenditures.

  3. Abstract:
    The said paper proposes the analysis of public politics’ evolution and their implementation during campaign cycles. An important factor in the modern democratic system’s evolution is constituted by consolidating the mechanisms of formulating, implementing and evaluating public politics. A campaign cycle usually extends to 4 years as long as a snap election does not take place. The rule is common in the majority of European states. Generally many public politics are implemented in the first and second year of mandate (especially those that are very pragmatic from an economic point of view). However, the last year of mandate is predominantly reserved for popular reforms (pay rises in the public sector, pension indexations and rises, enhanced indemnisations, tax cuts for certain categories of citizens etc.), which often expose the state budget to significant pressures that can deteriorate the balance on a medium and long term.

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