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CNAA / Theses / 2012 / June /

Strategies and mechanisms of the political governance of the Council of Europe. The case of the Republic of Moldova

Author: Elena Dolghii
Degree:doctor of political Sciences
Speciality: 23.00.04 - Theory and History of International Relations and Global Development
Scientific adviser: Valentina Teosa
doctor habilitat, professor, Moldova State University
Institution: Moldova State University


The thesis was presented on the 21 June, 2012
Approved by NCAA on the 9 October, 2012


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173 pages


Council of Europe, regional organization, Parliamentary Assemble, Council of Ministers, strategy and mechanisms, regional political governance, global governance, socialization, democratic security, cooperation, human rights, democratization, joint programs, monitoring, assistance


Work structure: introduction, 3 sections, conclusions and recommendations, the bibliography from 296 sources, 7 appendices, 130 pages of the basic text. Results of thesis have been stated in 10 scientific articles, published in scientific editions and magazines in Moldova.

Area of research. This work represents a political research of strategies and mechanisms of the political governance of regional organizations in the context of history and theory of international relations.

The aimand the task of this work are to investigate the theoretical basis of political governance of the regional organizations and to analyze the strategies and mechanisms of the Council of Europe in Moldova. To achieve this goal we put forward the following objectives: the historiography analysis of the researched problem; the conceptualization of the political governance of international and regional organizations; the identification of strategies and mechanisms of political governance; the identification of structural-functional aspects of the Council of Europe; the analysis of the democratic security as a political governance strategy; the evaluation of monitoring and assistance programs of the Council of Europe in RM; the identification of the role of ECHR in guaranteeing and enforcing the human rights in RM; the identification of cooperation perspectives between the Council of Europe and the Republic of Moldova in the context of contemporary European integration processes.

The scientific novelty and originality resides in the attempt of the author to carry out a systematization of the historiography of research and main concepts and theories of political governance and its mechanisms from the foreign and local bibliography; the realization, for the first time, within the framework of a scientific research of a complex analysis of strategies and mechanisms of political governance of the Council of Europe in Moldova; the investigation of the Council of Europe capacity to promote the democratic security; in identifying the role of the Council of Europe in the country’s democratization. The important scientific problem tackled within the framework of the research is the justification of the political governance in the unity of strategies and mechanisms in regional organizations' activities in the context of contemporary European processes.

The theoretical significance of the work derives from the obtained outcomes and conclusions. The recommendations can be used in the activity of the Council of Europe, by the political structures. The applicative importance consists in evaluating the influence of the international governance of international organization especially in the transition phase of the Moldavian society. The study outcomes can be applied as theoretical and empirical background for the factological improvement of the following university disciplines: “International Organizations”, “Theory of the International Relations”, „Global Studies”, etc.

Implementation of scientific results. The achievements of the research are represented at national and international conferences and papers published in specialized magazines. As approval of results we can take the activity as assistant of the Special Representative of the General Secretary of the Council of Europe in Republic of Moldova in the 2002-2006 and the development of the course “European Strategies and Policies”for the Moldova State University, FRISPA, in 2006-2007.