Precupetu 1/2006

Sociologie Românească, Vol. IV, no. 1/2006, pp. 92-118.




Determinanți ai satisfacției cu democrația în Europa post-comunistă

Influences on life satisfaction in post-communist Europe

Marius Precupețu


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Abstract (Rezumat în limba engleză): The sustainability of new post-communist democracies depends essentially on their capacity to attract and maintain people’s support for the democratic regime. In the present analysis, the indicator satisfaction with democracy is considered as a function of both objective condition of the functionning of democracy and subjective aspects like citizens’ values and expectations. This analysis shows that people’s satisfaction with democracy depends mostly on the perceived performance of the political system and on perceptions related to the economic situation at both the national level and at the level of the household.