Attitudes and Politics

  • J. L. Porket
Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Abstract

Economic transformation, which means systemic change, i.e., the substitution of one type of economic system for another, inevitably raises the question of support for and opposition and resistance to it. If it takes place in conditions in which public opinion polls and free elections are conducted, this support and this opposition and resistance manifest themselves in public opinion and voting behaviour, without excluding the possibility of other manifestations of support and opposition and resistance, such as strikes and demonstrations.

Keywords

Income Romania Protec Reformer 

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Notes

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