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Bottom-up Initiatives and Competing Interests in Transylvania

ByDénes Kiss, Enikő Veress

As a consequence of European Union membership, new methods of governance appeared in Romania. The endogenous approach to socio-economic rural development was a novelty for Romania, in which a state-led, exogenous socioeconomic developmental approach had been dominant throughout the twentieth century and the post-communist period. During the negotiation and after the accession of Romania to the EU in 2007 the new model of endogenous, territorialbased socio-economic development has been implemented step by step.