Personal Information
Ivka Tsakova

Department of Political Science, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Ivka Tsakova
From 2006 , Associated Professor in Political Science, UNWE; research work: “Lobbying and Democracy” , Bulgaria
From 1989 to 1992, Ph.D. in Political Science, Doctoral Dissertation: “Political Socialization of the Personality” , Bugaria
From 1976 to 1981, Diploma of Higher Education in Bulgarian Philology, Veliko Tarnovo University (1981) , Bulgaria
Work Experiences
, Associated Professor , University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
, Deputy Chairperson of the General Assembly of the Faculty of International Economy and Politics , University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
Lobbying and Democracy, Ed. “Avangard-Prima”, Sofia, 2005, 375 pages.
Lobbying (course of lectures), Ed. D. Yakov, Sofia, 2010, 350 pages.
How to lobby in Brussels (short handbook of lobbying in the EU), Publishing Complex-UNWE, Sofia, 2012, 150 pages.
Civic Culture of the Bulgarian Adolescents (results from an empirical survey); with financial support of Johann Jacobs Swiss Foundation, Ed. “Venedikt”, S. 1997, 125 pages
Journal Articles
Civil Society and Democracy Question: Political, Economic and Socio-Cultural Democratization; Yearbook of UNWE, Sofia, 2013, p. p. 199-255.
Lobbying and Capitalism, Research Papers, Vol. 2/2012, Publishing Complex-UNWE, S., 2012, p.p. 180-232.
Reasoning for the Launch of a Master’s Programme “Political Consulting and Lobbying” at the University of National and World Economy // Economic Alternatives, Issue 4, 2013, p.p. 86-102.
Marxism, Oligarchy and Contemporary Liberal Democracy // „MONDAY” – a Journal for theory, politics and culture, N 5/6, 2014, p. 7-17.
25 Years Later: Oligarchization of Bulgarian Politics // „MONDAY” – a Journal for theory, politics and culture, N 11/12, 2014, p. 35-42.
Interdependencies between Political and Economic Power in Bulgaria (Conceptual References for Debate), Journal of Economic and Social Alternatives, UNWE, N 1, 2016, p.p. 99-113.
Civic Education at School in Postdemocracy (case study – Bulgaria), with Iv. Stoeva, Research Papers, v. 2, 2018, p. 13-52, Available at:
Conference Papers
Oligarchic threats in front of the future of United Europe. In: Will European Union collapse? Ed. “Faber”, Sofia, 2016, p. 146-158.
Forms of oligarchic power in Bulgaria today – attempt to take the mask off. In: The Global Changes and Bulgaria’s Destiny in the XXI century, Ed. BISFRIM, Sofia, 2016, p. 123-130.
Big Business Lobbying under the conditions of Neoliberal Capitalism and its Impact on the Juridical System and Legal Discourse, In: Language. Law. Society, Penza, 2018, p. 337-340. Available at:
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