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May science be with you: Can scientific expertise confer legitimacy to transnational authority? (2017)
Journal Article
Paskalev, V. (2017). May science be with you: Can scientific expertise confer legitimacy to transnational authority?. Transnational Legal Theory, 8(2), 202-223. doi:10.1080/20414005.2017.1356624

The paper draws on the recent science and technology scholarship (STS) to criticise the dominant understanding of the role of science on which the existing system of transnational regulation is based. In particular, it employs the concept of epistemi... Read More

An assessment of current regulation of GMOs in the EU and proposals for amending it (2016)
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Paskalev, V. (2016). An assessment of current regulation of GMOs in the EU and proposals for amending it. Green House

Vesco Paskalev argues that the regulation of GMOs in the EU is a shambles. The main problem lies in a very narrow conception of risk and safety. All the emphasis is wrongly on laboratory tests, and evidence on the wider environmental effects is sca... Read More

Bulgarian constitutionalism : challenges, reform, resistance and ... frustration (2016)
Journal Article
Paskalev, V. (2016). Bulgarian constitutionalism : challenges, reform, resistance and ... frustration. European Public Law, 22(2), 203-224

The paper offers an analysis of Bulgarian constitutional development since 2001 and the impossibility of progressive reforms. It links the decline of quality of democracy with the decline of quality of public discourse.

GMO regulation in Europe: undue delegation, abdication or design flaw? (2015)
Journal Article
Paskalev, V. (2015). GMO regulation in Europe: undue delegation, abdication or design flaw?. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 6(4), 573-578. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1867299x00005110

On 22 April 2015 the European Commission published a review of the current GMO legislation (the GM Review) and tabled a proposal for its amendment (the GM Proposal). The GM Proposal aims to allow to the member states to ban on their territory the use... Read More

Citizenship deprivation (2015)
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Bauböck, R., & Paskalev, V. (2015). Citizenship deprivation

Most critical analyses assess citizenship-deprivation policies against international human rights and domestic rule of law standards, such as prevention of statelessness, non-arbitrariness with regard to justifications and judicial remedies, or non-d... Read More

Portrait of the EU as a rational agent : collective reason and democratic deficit (2014)
Journal Article
Paskalev, V. (2014). Portrait of the EU as a rational agent : collective reason and democratic deficit

In the present article I take a critical view of the well-known discursive dilemma which captures the difference between governance by collective reasoning and governance responsive to majoritarian will. I identify a problem with the solution preferr... Read More