Transformations of political culture in post-totalitarian societies: post-World War II West germay and post-Soviet Russia in comparative perspective

Jane Lezina
This dissertation is a comparative historical analysis of institutional and cultural transformtions in post-totalitarian societies of post-World War II West Germany and post-Soviet Russia. It addresses democratization efforts in the two countries trying to discover and understand determinants of political culture transformations as well as the factors affecting democratic consolidation in them. Given the complexity of post-totalitarian contexts, the interplay between different levels of post-totalitarian transformations – political, economic, social, and cultural – is researched....