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Условия за консолидацията на политическите системи в Централна и Източна Европа
Conditions for the Consolidation of Political Systems in Central and Eastern Europe

Author(s): Detlef Pollack, Joerg Jacobs, Gert Pickel, Olaf Mueller
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with the question whether or not the newly implemented political systems are supported by the populations of Central and Eastern Europe 10 years after the breakdown of communism. In order to identify factors, which influence the acceptance of democracy, people’s evaluation of economic and political performance as well as their attitudes towards modern principles (e.g. equal opportunities, inequality based on differences of productivity, or the granting of civil rights) are taken into account. Data are taken from a large survey, which was carried through in 10 Eastern and Central European countries in 2000. Results indicate that democracy is accepted by the majority of the population in almost all countries (exceptions are Russia and Bulgaria). Generally, one can say that the people in Central and Eastern Europe are as a rule capable of distinguishing between the principle of democracy (legitimacy) and the realization of this principle (performance): the latter is evaluated much more negatively than the first.

  • Issue Year: 36/2004
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 7-32
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Bulgarian