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Communism's Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes

Grigore Pop-Eleches and Joshua A. Tucker


It has long been assumed that the historical legacy of Soviet Communism would have an important effect on post-communist states. However, prior research has focused primarily on the institutional legacy of communism. This book instead turns the focus to the individuals who inhabit post-communist countries, presenting a rigorous assessment of the legacy of communism on political attitudes. Post-communist citizens hold political, economic, and social opinions that consistently differ from individuals in other countries. This book introduces two distinct frameworks to explain these differences, t ... More

Keywords: Soviet Communism, post-communist states, democracy, social welfare, communist ideology, gender equality, political beliefs, institutional regime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691175591
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691175591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Grigore Pop-Eleches, author
Princeton University

Joshua A. Tucker, author
New York University