Social change and political culture

Economic Publishing House

The wave of changes that swept through Central and Eastern Europe after 1989 has freed millions of people from the graps of oppressive regimes. This elicited enormous political, social, and economic consequences.

Several studies have already been published on the topic, though ultimately few propose a theoretical reflection on the transition period.

Mastering often vague concepts like « revolution », « transition »,« social change», « modernization », « political culture », the book of Gheorghe Fulga offers a fertile and nuanced reflection based on the Romanian experience. Escaping any narrow approach, his analysis makes use of the most diverse sociological theories. Rather than building a « theory of transition », the brunt of his effort is more of identifying empirical objects and questions on which social sciences can build upon with confidence.

The end result is a work of which's originality will be particularly appreciated by researchers working on the transition process and more generally by all those interested in the revolutionary changes that emerged in Central And Eastern Europe since 1989.


Paperback - In English 24.00 €

Specifications


Publisher
Presses universitaires de Liège
Author
Gheorghe Fulga,
Collection
Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales (Ulg)
Language
English
Publisher Category
Management
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
Title First Published
01 January 2005
Type of Work
Monograph
Original Language
English

Paperback


Publication Date
01 January 2005
ISBN-13
978-2-87456-000-2
Extent
Main content page count : 217
Code
9782874560002
Weight
324 grams
List Price
24.00 €
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Contents


Introduction................................................17

I. Dimensions, processes and horizons in 
   romanian transition......................................21

II. Cultural dimensions of change...........................55

III. Political culture : interpretations, levels, 
     functions..............................................91

IV. The formation of the new system of values and 
    the transformations of political culture...............137

V. Changing the political culture. indicators 
   and evaluations.........................................177

VI. The role of mass-media in forming a new 
    political culture......................................195

Bibliogrphy................................................215