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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Since I am interested in establishing not only how people remember Communism, but mainly why people remember Communism the way they do, I asked them to explain or motivate their answers. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. In Romania was the last monarchy within the new Soviet sphere of influence.

Their daughter, just a few months old, almost died then too Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Industrial and state workers were the initial beneficiaries of the employment guarantees, pensions and access to public health services and education.

However, in my opinion, this is a passionate, subjective and non-scientific approach which needs to be balanced by further research, both extensive and comparative. Home About Help Search. 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.

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Thus, people felt socially safe and this feeling created an element of security in an environment that otherwise fostered political and personal insecurity. As Bob Deacon has shown, all former Communist states promoted welfare systems characterized by strong state paternalism, exerted through the Communist Party and the work place.

Revista 22, 21 Aprilonline edition: It might be a long story cut too cotidaina to assume that a positive perception of the Communist social welfare system means a conscious rejection of democratic values and principles. Please enter the message. The state launched an ample program of building houses which were then given away for free to people, especially to the workers from the big factories.


Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Social discontent prevails today, 34 and social discontent prevailed before Communism. 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.

During the next decade, two other phenomena, glasnost and perestroika, brought cotidianna significant changes to Eastern Europe. These answers suggest how important the perception of Communist social security was and still is in the appreciation of Communism in Romania.

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However, the two phenomena — the positive perceptions of the population concerning the socialist welfare state and the oppression of the anti-Communist elites, especially at the beginning of the Communist rule — are not causally related, although occured simultaneously. Dilema veche, 26 January Cancel Forgot your password? Karl Lupsiasca, who revolted as a student in Timisoara inrecalling the events in an interview, declared: Thus, welfare jeculau was more or less a mix between universal social benefits and special benefits, related either to employment in general or to the employment in one particular economic area.

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The name field is required. How were Communist social policies perceived by the population? Your list has reached the maximum number of items. During the Communist era, the population perceived neculwu regime as providing the advantage of assuring greater social security, which mostly meant assuring work, and in this way a chance for a better future.

The Annals of the End of the System], in: How can one gain an impression of these perceptions, since the workers, the peasants, the masses did not keep diaries or write memoirs? My parents were peasants and we had been very very poor, and now I had a TV, a cooking necilau, a phone, a car, I was a teacher and I lived in the city. According to him, the limits of the Iin capitalist modernization of the interwar period allowed the Communist modernization to appear, beginning in the s, as a historic, valid and irreversible gain.


Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item A Sense of Social Security? You already recently rated this item. In socialist states, social policies had various functions. However, today it has attained a universal and non-discriminatory meaning, and social security programs are generally designed to provide social protection to the entire population against different social and economic risks. It seems that the deterioration of living standards does not necessarily lead to upheaval, or if it does, then the upheaval occurs after a prolonged period of austerity.

However, darian do have some good memories of the past because they feel that the Communist system provided them with social security and welfare. Bysuch roads made up 20 percent of the total. Please enter your name.

In order to support my thesis, according to which the perception of social security is responsible to a great extent for the longevity of Communism in Romania, I will refer to a series of interviews I conducted in the summer of in Romania, and a number of public surveys conducted between and by different agencies. Kaufman identify three distinct periods regarding the evolution of Communist social policy in Eastern Comnuism, applicable also to the Romanian case.

My sister and her husband died of asphyxiation by gas in the winter ofI believe, because they fell asleep on the chairs in the kitchen with the stove on. Beveridge and After [], New Yorkpp.