4 Articles by: Georgi Medarov

Georgi Medarov is a sociologist based in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is a member of Collective for Social Interventions (KOI), Sofia.

Bulgaria’s Kleptocracy Owes to Its Economic Model, Not Just Its Corrupt Politicians

Three decades after the end of state socialism, Bulgaria is plagued by low wages, kleptocracy, and a dearth of progressive alternatives. The massive protests of recent weeks have echoed past discontent with corrupt officials — but there’s growing awareness that an anti-corruption drive won’t uproot the real sources of unaccountable corporate power.