By William Lockley Miller
Dependent upon surveys and interviews with executive officers and electorate, this booklet specializes in concerns equivalent to bribery, corruption, inefficiency and freedom of data in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The authors transcend an research of public perceptions and behavior and examine public attitudes in the direction of proposals for reform. They exhibit how the matter of electorate' interactions with officers varies in sort in addition to in measure around the nations of primary and japanese Europe.
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2 Surveys were carried out by OPW of Prague under the directionof Ladislav KOppl, by MVK of Bratislava under the directionof Pave1 Haulk, by CSD Sofia under the directionof Alexander Stoyanov, and by GfK-USM under the direction of Tatyana Koshechkina. Coping with Government 35 3 Ethnic minority area samples were not restricted to the ethnic minority itself since we were also interested in the reactions of people from the ‘titular’ state nationality when they lived in an area was concentrated. where an ethnic minority was drawn from randomly selected repre4 In Slovakia the additional ethnic minority area sample sentative samples in areas where, according to the 1991 census, ethnic Hungarians were in the majority-the ‘okres’ of Dunajskl Streda and Komho; or where the population was divided aboutequallybetweenHungariansandSlovaks-GaIanta, Novt Zamky, Levice,Rimavskl Sobota, and TrebiSov.
In the perspective of the ‘escape from domination’ model, the problems of post-communist Europe in the 1990s are not centuries old, despite the fact that similar problems existed the in past. 22 A Cultureof Corruption? Because these four models have such different implications for the possibility of reform, we pay attention to the impact of current conditions, the communist legacy, and longer-run culture on the interactions between citizens and officials. That is why we look for evidence of significant generational effects.
Citizens could expect neither serious considerationnorfairtreatmentwithoutsomemeans of ‘interesting’ the official in their case. Dependence uponthe use of bribes and contacts was notorious. Like its tsarist predecessor, parodiedso well by Gogol in The Government Inspector, the Soviet regime even at its best could reasonably be described as an autocracy increasingly tempered by corruption. SogomonovandTolstykh’ssurveysput‘thewidespreaduse of pull’ in third place on the list of the ‘most pressing problemsfacing our country today’.
A Culture of Corruption: Coping With Government in Post-Communist Europe by William Lockley Miller