The Black Book of Bulgarian Corruption

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  • Author:  Nikolai Yanev
  • Year: 11-09-2014
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  • Product Code:  1405-01
  • SKU: 24.0014
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-491-4
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The main task of this book is to collect and systematize the data on significant corruption affairs in modern Bulgaria (1879 - 2000). These are partially treated in different studies on Bulgarian economic and political history but still, expect a consistent and purposeful description. Within the framework of the main goal, a few additional tasks have been identified. Their implementation will try to compensate some needs in the process of exploring the corruption phenomenon:

 1) To set out the traits of the corruption deals, that distinguish them among various forms of abuse of power.
 2) To define typical subjects of corruption affairs, that appear repetitively in the observed period.
 3) To establish if possible a rational relation between the subjects of different corruption deals (e.g. big external loans and secret clauses for arms supply, grain and oil affairs and scandals in the railway sector).

The “Black Book”, dissects cases in which the Bulgarian state wasted money by purchasing items for far too much money, by investing into projects which are unnecessary or e.g. by paying for construction work which was not done properly. Cases in which taxpayer’s money oozed away in dark channels, meaning corruption cases, are included in the publication too.

The “Black Book” compiles 15 examples for the waste of public money from different regions, which were researched intensively. In a new category, they added an “extended leading case”, which, in this year’s case, is about the Bulgarian Railways.

About the Author

Nikolai Yanev

Nikolai Yanev

Nikolai Yanev graduated in classical philology at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and hold a Masters in European Integration at the New Bulgarian University. He worked at the Higher Education ... Read more

Tags: Behind the Scenes, Books About the Transition, Political Science & Politics, True Crime Investigations

Year 11-09-2014
Pages 232
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.35 kg
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Behind the Scenes, Books About the Transition, Political Science & Politics, True Crime Investigations

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