Post-communist states of Central and Eastern Europe form a particularly challenging context for public goods production, due to the communist legacies as well as experiences of transformation. Drawing on theory and research available in political science, sociology and economics, this multi-disciplinary, comparative project will formulate and test an extensive model of public goods oriented behaviour and its determinants in the context of post-communist countries of CEE. The key objectives of this proposed project are to: (i) design and execute a full-scale cross-national survey on the determinants of public's attitudes and behaviour towards public goods; and (ii) combine these data with a wider range of existing indicators, relating to institutional design, social changes, political and economic reforms as well as historical legacies, in the context of post-communist Central Eastern Europe. Its fundamental aim, therefore, is to generate knowledge on the key determinants of democratic governance and democratic deepening in new democracies. This knowledge will allow to understand how citizens and governments of transition countries can work together towards a greater social, political, economic and environmental sustainability.
Field of science
- /social sciences/political science
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