• Corina Turșie, Lecturer PhD West University of Timișoara
Keywords: governance, quality, impartiality, corruption, accountability, effectiveness


Governance arrangements played a critical role in countries response to the global pandemic, reminding us that strong institutions make a difference. The paper discusses the main principles, values and dimensions of good governance and offers  an overview of available assessment methodologies of the quality of governance. It also shows that, in the case of Romania, the pandemic challenged the governance dimension where Romania is performing worst – the effective provision of public services.


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How to Cite
Turșie, Lecturer PhD, C. (2022). REFLECTIONS ON THE QUALITY OF GOVERNANCE IN PANDEMIC TIMES. Journal for Freedom of Conscience (Jurnalul Libertății De Conștiință), 8(2), 745-757.