Dr. Ognian Shentov

Chairman of the Board Center for the Study of Democracy

E-mail Dr. Ognian Shentov at: ognian.shentov(at)online(dot)bg

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.

Research Focus

Institutional reforms; anticorruption and good governance; energy security, crime prevention and organized crime; justice and home affairs; civil society development; innovation policies and practice.

Selected publications

  • “Democratic Legitimation in Bulgaria”. - In:Research on Democracy and Society, Frederick D. Weil, editor, Vol.1, Democratization in Eastern and Western Europe, JAI PRESS Inc., 1993.
  • Editor, Bulgaria and the European Union: Towards and Institutional Infrastructure, Sofia 1998, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Bulgaria’s Participation in EU Structural Funds. Sofia, 1999. Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Social Policy Aspects of EU Accession. Sofia, 1999. Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Anti-Corruption In Southeast Europe: First Steps And Policies , Southeast European Legal Development Initiative (SELDI), 2002.
  • Editor, Partners in Crime. Sofia, 2004. Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Transportation, Smuggling and Organized Crime. Sofia, 2004. Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Corruption and Tax Compliance. Challenges to Tax Policy and Administration, Sofia 2005, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Police Stops and Ethnic Profiling in Bulgaria, Sofia 2006, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Corruption in Public Procurement: Risks and Reform Policies, Sofia 2007, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Organized Crime in Bulgaria: Markets and Trends, Sofia 2007, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Civil Society in Bulgaria. Trends and Risks, Sofia 2010, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Penitentiary Policy and System in the Republic of Bulgaria, Sofia 2011, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Green Energy Governance in Bulgaria at a Crossroads, Sofia 2011, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Energy and Good Governance in Bulgaria. Trends and Policy Options. 2011, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Crime Trends in Bulgaria 2000 - 2010, Sofia 2011, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Anti-Corruption in Public Procurement. Balancing the Policies. Sofia 2011, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, The Hidden Economy in Bulgaria and the Global Economic Crisis. Sofia 2011, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Countering Organised Crime in Bulgaria: Study on the Legal Framework. Sofia, 2012, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Anti-Corruption Measures in EU Border Control. Sofia, 2012, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2010 – 2011. Sofia, 2012, Center for the Study of Democracy.
  • Editor, Countering Police Corruption: European Perspectives. Sofia, 2013, 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.
  • 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, 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.

Languages

English, Russian

 
   
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