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Dr. Ognian Shentov

Chairman of the Board

Education

PhD in Political Science, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, MA in International Relations, Higher Institute of Economics, Sofia

Biography

Dr. Ognian Shentov is Chairman of the Center for the Study of Democracy since the organization was founded in late 1989, He is also co-founder and Chairman of the Applied Research and Communications Fund, the leading Bulgarian innovation policy and research institut e established in 1991.

Dr. Shentov has worked on a variety of international projects on institutional reforms in Bulgaria and other countries in transition. He has written and edited a number of publications on the issues of transition to democracy, institutional reforms and soft security threats . He is currently engaged in a national initiative on promoting good governance for sustainable growth of the energy sector – develop ment of policy options and instruments for enhancing the implementation and delivery of green energy and achieving energy efficiency in Bulgaria.

Dr. Shentov is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of the New Bulgarian University in Sofia and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Green Building Council. He has served on the Steering Committees and boards of a range of NGOs and public policy initiatives, such as the Center for Economic Development , Center for Social Practicies, Coalition 2000 anti-corruption initiative, National Crime Prevention Commission with the Council of Ministers, etc.

He has been a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and has researched at US policy institutes and think-tanks.

Selected publications

  • Editor, The Russian Economic Grip on Central and Eastern Europe, Routledge, 2018, ISBN 9780815363422.
  • Editor, Evaluating Governance and Corruption Risk in Bulgaria. Sofia: Center for the Study of Democracy, 2017, ISBN 978-954-477-310-6.
  • Editor, Situational Assessment of Extremist Trends. Sofia: Center for the Study of Democracy, 2017, ISBN 978-954-477-298-7.
  • Editor, Monitoring Radicalisation: A Framework for Risk Indicators. Sofia: Center for the Study of Democracy, 2017, ISBN 978-954-477-302-1.
  • Editor, Shadow Power: Assessment of Corruption and Hidden Economy in Southeast Europe. Sofia: Center for the Study of Democracy, 2016, ISBN 978-954-477-282-6.
  • Editor, State Capture Unplugged: Countering Administrative and Political Corruption in Bulgaria. Sofia: Center for the Study of Democracy, 2016, ISBN 978-954-477-279-6.
  • Editor, Monitoring Anti-Corruption in Europe: Bridging Policy Evaluation and Corruption Measurement,Sofia. 2015, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Radicalisation in Bulgaria: Threats and Trends. Sofia, 2015, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Financing of Organised Crime. Sofia, 2015, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Mapping Anticorruption Enforcement Instruments. Sofia, 2015, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Energy Sector Governance and Energy (In)Security in Bulgaria. Sofia 2014, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Disposal of Confiscated Assets in the EU Member States: Laws and Practices, Sofia. 2014, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Anti-corruption Reloaded: Assessment of Southeast Europe. Sofia, 2014, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Corruption Assessment Report: Anti-Corruption Policies against State Capture. Sofia, 2014, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Civil Society in Bulgaria: Between Social Entrepreneurship and State Capture. Sofia, 2013, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Addressing the Threat of Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement: Review of State of the Art Approaches. Sofia, 2013, Center for the Study of Democracy.

Languages

English, Русский

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