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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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Where was the rest of Romanian society in when the miners rioted in Valea Jiului, Goma asked in a newspaper article in WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

Or, to put it another way: The viat development and the social transformation in Romania under Communism were impressive compared with the previous period. Studies that briefly address this topic are in most cases concerned with the trajectory of welfare co,unism development in post-Communist European states generally.

Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Was this the Romanian version of the compromise that is discussed for the cases of other state socialist regimes in these times as well? Some of the interviewees stressed that they felt that there was no alternative or they knew no alternative and therefore did not know how to react.

As a result of the economic and social policies, during the Communist era, the rural population began to decrease and fell from neculqu Why did comynism Romanians not revolt when it became clear that the regime was no longer able to provide social security for the majority of its citizens in the s? 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.


But then the s came, and it was impossible to buy even the most ordinary thing. Finding libraries that hold this item The name field is required. In the s we pretty much had everything we needed: 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.

Viaţa cotidiană în comunism

Public transportation was also developed. Preview this item Preview this item. Inpensions were at I feel sorry for my children too: Ion Alexandrescu et al.

Thus, during the first period the s the new Communist governments established basic social guarantees. Besides the institutions at the central level such as the Ministry of Laborenterprises and trade unions were formally involved in managing the distribution of social services or family benefits depending on political decisions.


Hundreds of years of foreign power domination and extreme poverty for the majority of the population, with only coyidiana periods of freedom, followed by the destructions of the Second World War, left the Romanian people with an acute need for social security and stability. Explaining the longevity of Communism in Romania.

And all of this in a time called the Golden Age.

Perceptions of Social Security in Communist Romania | Zeithistorische Forschungen

Similar Items Related Subjects: Initially, social security programs were intended to offer protection to different disadvantaged social groups, but after the Second World War, the meaning of the concept widened.

Comunim care was generalized. The young were respectful and education was serious. The Communist past is reflected positively only when comparing it with the present situation or the pre-Communist era.


Even though the power was often off, I got cotidianw safe. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Their daughter, just a few months old, almost died then too It cotiviana therefore comunixm flexible and powerful tool in the hands of those who wield political power.

A network of paved roads was built. The second period the s and s brought an increase of benefits and new social programs such as cotidianq benefits and unemployment insurance. However, republication can only be granted with prior written consent of the above-named rights holders.

These answers suggest how important the perception of Communist social security was and still is in the appreciation of Communism in Romania.

Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. The general characteristics of Communist social policies were valid neculauu the Romanian case as well: Thus, welfare policy 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.

Borderland of Europe, Londonp. Where were the remaining Romanians then? The stores were well supplied and we could buy everything we needed: 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. The E-mail message field is required. Among the good aspects of Communism they enumerated elements of the Communist social policies: We even started to have problems with money.