Na de Ommekeer. Veranderde levenskansen, broze legitimiteit en innerlijke tweespalt in postcommunistisch Oost-Europa


  • Arts,Wil
  • Gijsberts,Mérove


EUROPE, Eastern


This paper deals with (1) changes in the objective and subjective life-chances of people in Eastern Europe as affected by the transformation of their economic and political systems, and (2) the emergence of a new dominant meritocratic ideology of distributive justice and the survival of an old now subordinate egalitarian one. The paper investigates whether, and if so how and to what degree changes in people's (perceived) life-chances influence their (de)legitimation of the market economy and the pluralistic system of democracy and their (de/re) legitimation of the ancien régime. Especially, the question of whether, and if so how and under which conditions a phenomenon, that has been called 'split-consciousness will occur with respect to people's choices between those opposing systems, is answered. Several hypotheses are presented that deal with the above mentioned topics. Those hypotheses are tested empirically by using cross-national data stemming from the International Social Justice Project. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Mens en Maatschappij is the property of Amsterdam University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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