Communist Nostalgia and the Consolidation of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe
2005 (English)In: Communist Studies and Transition Politics, ISSN 1352-3279, Vol. 21, no 3, 354-374 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In recent years, public opinion surveys have testified to increasing levels of 'communist nostalgia' in Central & Eastern Europe: that is, growing numbers of citizens who feel that 'a return to communist rule' would in fact be a preferable option. These apparently non-democratic sentiments have been subject to two alternative explanations -- one related to political socialization & the other to system output. In fact, communist nostalgia is a multidimensional phenomenon, encompassing both generational differences & general discontent. However, it is clear that nostalgia is more closely related to dissatisfaction with the present system's ability to produce output than to genuine non-democratic values. 5 Tables, 4 Figures. Adapted from the source document.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 21, no 3, 354-374 p.
Democracy, Postcommunist Societies, Political Change, Discontent, Eastern Europe, Communism
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-6828DOI: 10.1080/13523270500183512OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-6828DiVA: diva2:404449