For more on everyday life during communism, see Adrian Neculau, Viaţa cotidiană în comunism (Iaşi: Editura Polirom, ). 6. Dennis Deletant, România sub. Adrian Neculau, Viaţa Cotidiană în Comunism (Iaşi, Romania: Polirom, ), The translation is my own. Cernat continues, “Families with many children. Dan Lungu, “Avatarurile cozii in socialismul de tip sovietic” in Viaţa Cotidiana in Comunism, ed. Adrian Neculau (Iasi: Polirom, ), Stela, interview.

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Most of them do not regret the abolition of the Communist system, and they do not want to reinstitute it.

With this paper, I will outline my hypothesis concerning the role of social perceptions of social security in explaining the longevity of the Communist system in Romania. The Cases of Bulgaria and Romania, in: Whereas before the war social security plans dealt with individual problems sickness, old age, unemploymentafter the war they were designed to provide adequate protection to the entire population against the whole range of risks of the economic system. The economic development and the social transformation in Romania under Communism were impressive compared with the previous period.

In hospitals you were respected and you did not have to pay. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Karl Lupsiasca, who revolted as a student in Timisoara inrecalling the events in an interview, declared: Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. The pension after a lifetime of working was not that big, but you could live decently.


Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. To better understand these attitudes, I interviewed twenty people over eighteen years of age in Romania, using a probabilistic sample design and the face-to-face mode.

Consequently, after a few years, Romania faced a dramatic shortage of consumer goods, and, inlarge-scale food rationing was reintroduced — after more than twenty years.

Paul Goma, Scrisuri, II, — The question as to how one necjlau explain the longevity of the Communist rule, considering the economic crisis of thecan be addressed in my opinion from two perspectives. Beveridge and After [], New Yorkpp. In addition, the collectivization of agriculture played a major role in the spread of social welfare in rural areas.

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Please enter the message. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Some Empirical Evidence, in: The majority of those who gave this answer was represented by people with a low level of education, by elderly people, women, workers and peasants, while among intellectuals these tendencies were rarer. Despite this deficient modernization, the population felt in these conditions the improvement of its standard of living comunis, started to develop a sense of social security.

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Interviuri, dialoguri, scrisori, articole [Writings, II, — Bysuch roads made up 20 percent of the total. The second period the s and s brought an increase of benefits and new social programs such as family benefits and unemployment insurance. adrixn

In the s we pretty much had everything we needed: The villages were provided with electricity. You may send this item to up to five recipients.


Twelve of the interviewees agreed, while the rest disagreed to varying degrees. However, in Romania, only 23 percent of the people belong to the middle class according to a studyif the criterion taken into consideration is the level of income. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.

In my opinion, the Romanian anti-Communist resistance and opposition were significant, but less visible within the general system of ferocious oppression. Preview this item Preview this item.

The E-mail Address es field is required. Write a nexulau Rate this item: Revista 22, 21 Aprilonline edition: Remember me on this computer. Why were the elites unable to organize Romanian society into an anti-Communist movement?

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With regard to this thesis two new questions need to be asked. Using the interview method for gathering information, my purpose was to see how these individuals perceive the social policies of the Communist welfare state in order to construct a working hypothesis for future research.

Dissatisfied with the current situation and under coridiana impression of the recent experience of a different political and social order, they tend to exaggerate the benefits of the Communist past.