The Parentela Through the Eyes of Bulgarian Policy-Makers

  • Mihail Petkov


This chapter reveals the first method used in the detection of La Palombara’s parentela in Bulgaria. These are the 26 anonymous elite interviews with Bulgarian policy-makers. Note that the Appendix features a few useful tables and figures which can help us appreciate better the interview responses. The parentela was discovered, so to speak, by overlapping the interview responses which are supposed to describe it (the network descriptors). While we can safely say that the described party-group dynamic by the Bulgarian interviewees corresponds to the parentela, we are faced with the question of the utility of this approach.


Parentela partyParty insiderInsider Civil serviceCivil Service powerPower 
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  • Mihail Petkov
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  1. 1.NaplesUSA

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