Although the publics in Poland and Romania believe there are more similarities than differences in the quality of their lives after communism, external observers argue that Poland's democracy is qualitatively better than Romania's. The challenge is to explain why there is this difference when both countries are consolidated democracies inhabited by unsatisfied…democrats.
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Research Article| November 01 2004
The Unbearable Lightness of Democracy: Poland and Romania after Communism
Current History (2004) 103 (676): 383–388.
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Alina Mungiu-Pippidi; The Unbearable Lightness of Democracy: Poland and Romania after Communism. Current History 1 November 2004; 103 (676): 383–388. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2004.103.676.383
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