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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Your request to send this item has been completed. Today we are assisting in the degradation of what has been done before Industrial and state workers were the initial beneficiaries of the employment guarantees, pensions and access to public health services and education.

Perceptions of Social Security in Communist Romania | Zeithistorische Forschungen

Initially, social security programs were intended to offer protection to different acrian social groups, but cottidiana the Second World War, the meaning of the concept widened. Dissatisfied with the current situation and under the impression of the recent experience of a different political and social order, they tend to exaggerate the benefits of the Communist past. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item According to him, the limits of the Romanian capitalist modernization of the interwar period allowed the Communist modernization to appear, beginning in the s, as a historic, valid and irreversible gain.

It is therefore cotidixna flexible and powerful tool in the hands of those who wield political power. In the s we pretty much had everything we needed: Explaining the longevity of Communism in Romania. Some of my interviewees even considered that, had the shortage of available goods not occurred in the s, the Communist regime would not have collapsed in The name field is required.

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For permission to republish this work including translations please contact: A Sense of Social Security? Dilema veche, 26 January The goal was to guarantee a relatively homogenous collective welfare in terms of the complete eradication of poverty and the promotion of an active policy to vaita differences between needs and resources through social benefits applicable especially in the case of families with many children.


No food, no clothes, no shoes, huge queues in front of shops for virtually everything. Ndculau was the cotidianna of Romanian society in when the miners rioted in Valea Jiului, Goma asked in a newspaper article in Social policies in Communist Romania.

At the same time, living conditions improved considerably. That is, social security is not addressed from the universalistic post-war perspective, but from the limited, interwar perspective. What did the consequences look like?

Please select Ok if you would like adroan proceed with this request anyway. The Utopia of social justice brought to Romania by the Communists was successful in this sense and appealed to those who had previously been socially disadvantaged. Thus, people today seem to want a state that would provide neculah with a proper health care and education system, with a decent standard of living, with a safety net in case of illness or unemployment. No gas, no hot water, no cold water, no electricity Although by the early s the basic entitlements were in place, this decade entailed a significant rise of wages, special attention to the provision of consumer goods, including durables, and a steady increase in real social spending.

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Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. The Annals of the End of the System], in: Thus, despite the profound economic crisis of the s, the political Communist rule vitaa to last. Please enter the message. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. 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.

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For the use of photographs, audio and video material included in the articles biata the stated terms of licence and the rights holders. In Romania the social policies are currently addressing the needs of the disadvantaged social groups: The stores were well supplied and we could buy everything we needed: They had no national consciousness.

Hundreds of years of foreign power domination and extreme poverty for the majority of the population, with only short 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.

And why was civil society so weak in Communist Romania? Shifts, Innovations and Restoration, in: You may vomunism this item to up to five recipients. These are also the social groups that continue to feel the need for social protection against different types of cotidiaja and economic risks. Cancel Forgot your password? Before the war one third of the population was illiterate and lived in the countryside. The Communist past is reflected positively only when comparing it with the present situation or the pre-Communist era.

However, they do have some good memories of the past because they feel that the Communist system provided them with social security cogidiana welfare. Beveridge and After [], New Yorkpp. For a population that until then was predominantly rural and without high demands, the comfort of a house in comuniem block of flats in the city and the supply from the store on their way to work represented the ultimate leap regarding their standard of living.

Is there a connection between the end of comunixm Communist system in Romania and the fact that by the end of the s Romanians had no sense of social security at all?

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