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Model for management of security research and defense research in the Republic of Bulgaria

Article by Dr. Nikolay Pavlov from the Center for National Security and Defense Research

The proposed model for the management of security and defense research in the Republic of Bulgaria is close to the established central-level model in the European Union, taking into account the socio-economic features and the legal framework in the Republic of Bulgaria. The proposed governance body (State Agency for Research) can implement at national level integrated functions of the European Defense Agency and the Research Executive Agency. Model for management of security research and defense research in the Republic of Bulgaria

Модел за управление на научните изследвания в областта на сигурността и отбраната в Република България

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The management of security and defense research has a dual nature. On the one hand, it is an element of the government of security and defense, and on the other hand, it is an element of the state government of science. This dual phenomenology and "judiciary" of security and defense research generally hinders effective state administration, especially in the absence of unified state power. The combination of security and defense policy with science policy is an extremely complex management issue for which there is no universal model in the Euro-Atlantic or Eurasian space.

"Model for the Management of Security Research and Defense Research in the Republic of Bulgaria" - a collection of reports from the jubilee scientific conference on "Education and Research on Defense and Security Economics - Present and Future" on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Department of National and Regional Security, Sofia: IC-UNWE, 2016; pp. 246-254