Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

(b. 12 March 1964, Taju, County Iasi, România)

 Political psychologist, academic, journalist, playwright, civil society activist

Selected Quotations

On Modernity:

Modernity in Romania, at least as much as we can talk about, is an unfinished
business: it came here through the communist filter. This is a fundamental difference
compared to the West and even to some societies of the developing world. The keepers
of traditions are not so much the rural folk as the élites...

On the Élites of Eastern Europe:

To be sure, Eastern European élites copied the West and the moment when the
'Western' model simply broke into the East was the 1848 revolution...

Biography (Excerpt)

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is the founder and Acting President of the SAR (Romanian
Academic Society), a think tank organisation. During the 2004 elections she has led
the movement for a ‘clean parliament’ and she engineered the political framework of
the ‘Alianta DA’...

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