GOVERNANCE: AN OVERVIEW AND
A NECESSARY ANALYSIS
(Anne Mette Kjær, Guvernanța, translated by Natalia Cugleșan, Cluj Napoca, CA
Publishing, 2010, ISBN 978-606-92680-4-9, 251p.)
Ștefan – Iaroslav DANIEL
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Vasile Goldiș Western University of Arad, Arad, Romania
In Romania, among the specialized publishing houses, CA Publishing manages to add a significant value to the general sector of international and political relations and security studies. Anne Mette Kjær’s volume, the first governance manual published in Romania, falls naturally in the field for which the publisher is most renowned for. The first edition was published in 2004 by Polity Press and, due to its success, it was republished in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. The edition in Romanian is prefaced by Adrian Ivan, professor at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. He is one of the leading specialists in this field and the first to have coordinated a Governance course in Romania, in 2002. The issues discussed in this volume as well as the series of courses held by the author of the preface, entitled “The Governance of the European Union and the Challenges of its Expansion”, are of paramount importance, especially now, given the current state of shock the European Union is in, due to the results of the referendum held in the United Kingdom and the imminent BREXIT.