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Trust and Democratic Transition in Post-Communist Europe

Ivana Markova


The ten chapters in this book are concerned with theoretical and empirical analyses of trust and distrust in post-Communist Europe after the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989. The contributors come from different disciplines, ranging from history, economics, and political science to social psychology and sociology, and they show, above all, that the Soviet ‘bloc’ was in fact a rich spectrum of different countries with diverse histories, cultures, and traditions, and–not surprisingly–with different expectations for the future. Like other social concepts, trust never makes sense in isolation b ... More

Keywords: trust, distrust, post-Communist Europe, economics, political science, social psychology, sociology, social capital, totalitarianism, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780197263136
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263136.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ivana Markova, editor
Department of Psychology, University of Stirling; Fellow of the British Academy