By Grigore Pop-Eleches,Joshua A. Tucker
It has lengthy been assumed that the old legacy of Soviet Communism may have a major impression on post-communist states. even if, previous learn has targeted totally on the institutional legacy of communism. Communism's Shadow as an alternative turns the focal point to the people who inhabit post-communist international locations, providing a rigorous review of the legacy of communism on political attitudes.
Post-communist voters carry political, fiscal, and social reviews that continuously vary from participants in different nations. Grigore Pop-Eleches and Joshua Tucker introduce specific frameworks to give an explanation for those adjustments, the 1st of which specializes in the consequences of living in a post-communist country, and the second one on living via communism. Drawing on large-scale learn encompassing post-communist states and different nations around the world, the authors exhibit that residing via communism has a transparent, constant impression on why voters in post-communist international locations are, on commonplace, much less supportive of democracy and markets and extra supportive of state-provided social welfare. The longer electorate have lived via communism, specially as adults, the better their aid for ideals linked to communist ideology—the one exception being evaluations concerning gender equality.
A thorough and nuanced exam of communist legacies' lasting impression on public opinion, Communism's Shadow highlights the ways that political views can out live institutional regimes.
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Communism's Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes (Princeton Studies in Political Behavior) by Grigore Pop-Eleches,Joshua A. Tucker