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On the Real Withering-away of the State

  • Ghiţa Ionescu


Among the questions posed by Eurobarometer to the Europeans interviewed, there is one which I consider most pertinent, and the answers which it received most relevant. This is the question asked regularly about whether people feel that society should be changed, and if so, whether the change must be brought about by reformist or revolutionary action. Interestingly enough, mass support for the revolutionary option has been eroding steadily, ever since this question was first asked in the 1970s.


National Interest Great Revolution French Revolution Mass Support Political Judgment 
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© Karlheinz Reif and Ronald Inglehart 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ghiţa Ionescu
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  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK

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