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CONTINUITIES AND DISCONTINUITIES IN SOCIAL VALUES IN POSTCOMMUNIST ROMANIA
CONTINUITIES AND DISCONTINUITIES IN SOCIAL VALUES IN POSTCOMMUNIST ROMANIA

Author(s): Malina Voicu, Bogdan Voicu
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: social value; postcommunist countries; Mediterranean countries; modernity; social change.

Summary/Abstract: The paper assesses the dynamics of social values in postcommunist Romania. The perspective is comparative, aiming to see which might be the differences when comparing to Mediterranean countries and, to a less extend, to Southern Europe. Data from the value studies are used to show how Romanians changed since 1990 their value orientations in domains such as religion, family, gender, democracy, work or tolerance. The neo-modernization process combined until now the negative impact of economic recession with the openness given by renouncing to a totalitarian regime. Romanian knew a slight increase of the orientations towards modern values, which is expected to be much higher in next few years. Mediterranean countries may experience similar processes in the future.

  • Issue Year: 54/2009
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 159-178
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: English