This volume reports a research that represents some of the collaborative efforts aimed at investigating political attitudes and behaviors in the broader Soviet society, examining the public opinion constraints on efforts to transform the new organizations into a competitive political party system.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Conducting Public Opinion Research in the Soviet Union -- Polling and Perestroika -- Public Opinion Research in the Soviet Union: Problems and Possibilities -- How Citizens Relate to Politics: Individuals, Groups, and the Political System -- Foreword to Part Two: Social Change and Soviet Public Opinion -- An Emerging Civic Culture? Ideology, Public Attitudes, and Political Culture in the Early 1990s -- Emerging Democratic Values in Soviet Political Culture -- In Search of Regime Legitimacy -- The Center-Periphery Debate: Pressures for Devolution Within the Republics -- New Forms of Political Participation -- Public Opinion and the Emergence of a Multi-Party System -- Afterword to Part Two: Agendas—Researching the Emerging Political Cultures -- Public Opinion and the Economy -- Perestroika and the Public: Citizens' Views of the "Fruits" of Economic Reform -- Twelve Percent of Hope: Economic Consciousness and a Market Economy -- Public Opinion and Foreign Policy -- Threat Perceptions -- Intergenerational Differences in Attitudes Toward Foreign Policy -- Conclusions: Mass Public Opinion and the Study of Post-Soviet Societies -- Appendix
Arthur H. Miller, William M. Reisinger, Vicki L. Hesli