Petrovici 1/2006

Sociologie Românească, Vol. IV, no. 1/2006, pp. 119-145.




Relații de putere în cadrul elitei politice românești la sfârșitul anilor ''80 și începutul anilor ''90

Power relations within the Romanian political elite in late 80s and early 90s

Norbert Petrovici


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Abstract (Rezumat în limba engleză): In Central and Eastern Europe the reproduction of the former socialist actors in all social subsystems (economical, political and cultural) was the rule, not the exception. Nevertheless, the countries in this region have had very diverse performances. We believe that these performances are not necessarily linked to the proportion of the former communists in the system, but to the power relations established between different factions of the former communist, on the one hand, and the power relations between this former communist and the new political elite. These power relations meant that institutions were built differently in these countries, which has lead to different economic performances. Using a database which codifies autobiographies of the individual actors composing the political elite and using historical contextualized output of  ultivariate analysis, we tried to identify the power relations between political actors, in the first half of the 90s.