Understanding post-communist transformation: a bottom up approach

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Abstract

The fall of the Berlin Wall launched the transformation of government, economy and society across half of Europe and the former Soviet Union. This text deals with the process of change in former Communist bloc countries, ten of which have become new European Union (EU) democracies while Russia and her neighbours remain burdened by their Soviet legacy. Drawing on more than a hundred public opinion surveys from the New Europe Barometer, the text compares how ordinary people have coped with the stresses and opportunities of transforming Communist societies into post-Communist societies and the resulting differences between peoples in the new EU member states and Russia.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
Number of pages240
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Russia
  • post-communist transformation
  • Soviet legacy
  • government
  • economy

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