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Learning Democracy: Democratic and Economic Values in Unified Germany

Robert Rohrschneider


The fall of the Berlin wall raised many questions about Germany and post-socialist countries. Given East Germany's authoritarian history, how democratic are its citizens now? What kind of democracy do they want a liberal or socialist democracy? What economic system do they prefer? How have they reacted to democratic and market systems since 1989? This book shows how individual institutional learning may be offset by the diffusion of democratic values. The book uses public opinion surveys to compare attitudes of MPs and the general public, and in-depth interviews with parliamentarians in east, ... More

Keywords: Berlin, East Germany, democratic values, socialist democracy, unification, market institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198295174
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295174.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Rohrschneider, author
Indiana University