Legacies of state socialism: a comparative study of elite attitudes towards EU economic competitiveness in Western and Central Eastern Europe

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Legacies of state socialism: a comparative study of elite attitudes towards EU economic competitiveness in Western and Central Eastern Europe
In the Journal:
Europe-Asia studies. 2019, vol. 71, iss. 5, p. 753-773
Keywords:
LT
Centrinės ir Rytų Europos šalys; ES ekonominė politika; Ekonomikos konkurencingumas; Ekonominis konkurencingumas; Elitas; Elito požiūris; Socialinė gerovė; Vakarų ir Vidurio Rytų Europa; Europos Sąjunga (European Union).
EN
Central and Eastern European countries; EU economic policy; Economic competition; Economic competitiveness; Elite attitudes; Elites; Social welfare; The European Union; Western and Central Eastern Europe.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe elites of Western Europe prefer social security for all citizens as the major aim of the EU, while the preference of Central and Eastern European elites is for a more globally competitive European economy. This disparity between elite preferences may be accounted for by the distinct electorates and elites’ responsive strategic calculations, or by the process of socialisation Central and Eastern European elites undergo during exposure to the EU. This article argues that the predominant reason for the difference in elite attitudes towards economic competition is the lasting effect of state socialism in Central and Eastern European countries. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1080/09668136.2019.1594702
ISSN:
0966-8136; 1465-3427
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