Sociologie Românească, Vol. IV, no. 1/2006, pp. 146-156.
Percepția subiectivă a democrației și democratizării societății românești (1990-2005)
Subjective perceptions of democracy and democratization in the Romanian society (1990-2005)
Abstract (Rezumat în limba engleză): The third democratization wave lead to the restating of the basic question regarding the adequacy (with the meaning stated by Almond and Verba) of the (universal) standards of the democracy and the cultural pattern of a certain society. This problem is a founder one for a sociology of democracy and of the democratic regims. This field was developedin parallel with the understanding and the development of the idea that the democracy is a significant sociocultural construction. The present study proposes an analysis, based on the sampling data, of the meanings offered by the Romanian society to the democracy and of democratization process, at the end of the 16 years of democratic transition.