By Associate Professor
Dr. Antoniy Galabov
Sociologist / New Bulgarian University
Unfamiliarity with laws does not negate the need for their observance. This is a standard principle of Roman law which can also be applied to civil participation. Unfamiliarity with the forms upon which civil participation is founded is not a
Civil Participation and the Uprising of the "New Losers"
While many people believed that, once established, democracy would continue to function without any additional efforts, a new generation has grown up in Europe and in Bulgaria for whom democracy is
Active participation in public affairs was perceived as ambition for access to power, which in turn was perceived as something for personal consumption, as a universal accelerator towards personal advancement. A rejection of public affairs became a symbol of reneging on personal responsibility. The arguments were limited to the shared perception