|Organization||Center for Advanced Study Sofia, Bulgaria (CAS)|
|Project Name||Shaken Order: Authority and Social Trust in Post-Communist Societes|
|Amount Awarded||USD 99,753.00|
|Grant Period||March 01, 2007 - October 01, 2009|
The project seeks to investigate the dynamics of authority and social trust, especially the overall tendency towards their deterioration, in the field of law in the specific context of the European post-Communist societies. The main objectives of the project are: to identify the systemic, structural and epistemological preconditions of the profound changes of authority and social trust; to study the effects of these processes on the social (in)stability and the possibilities for institutional reforms in the field of law; to interrogate the heuristic potential of the existing theoretical traditions in the problem area of the project and to generate some new ideas and approaches.