Sergiu DELCEA

Academic Year:
2022/2023

Field of Study:
Economics
International Affairs

Research Program:
NEC Odobleja

Affiliation:
Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bucharest

Position:
Associate Professor

Country:
Romania

Research project: Social Policy as Foreign Policy? Differential Internationalization and Social Policy Transfers in Interwar Romania: The Sinuous Trajectories of two ILO Conventions

The project examines how interwar Romanian political elites selectively defined ratification and implementation or lack thereof of specific ILO conventions. Focusing on two mirroring conventions, I argue that policy learning is not homogenous and can only be explained in bottom-top fashion. Since actors define transfers simultaneously in cultural, political and economic terms, I show that internationalization often involves goal displacement, resulting from open-ended elite ideational debates.