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Is the communist ghost still alive? Participative democracy in Eastern Europe after the fall of Berlin wall; the case of post-conflict Yugoslavia and East-Central Europe

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Repak, Dragana

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Abstract The aim of this article is to analyze application of the participatory model of democracy in the former communist countries, emphasizing influences of communist legacies. First part of paper covers basic characteristics of the participatory model of democracy and discusses communist heritage that is hypothesized to hamper development of participative democracy. In the third part of the paper goals of the investigation are defined and countries of the former communist block grouped. The last part of research presents analysis of the data obtained by the EVS research conducted on 2008. (author's abstract)
Keywords democracy; participation; political participation; post-socialist country; social change; coming to terms with the past; East Central Europe; Yugoslavia; political conflict
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Document language English
Publication Year 2016
Page/Pages p. 1-16
Journal European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities, 5 (2016) 3
ISSN 2285-4916
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works