My last paper entitled “Transition Spillovers? The Protest Behaviour of the 1989 Generation in Europe” is now available on SocArXiv.
This paper re-examines the well-documented gap of political participation between citizens of Western Europe and citizens of Central and Eastern Europe. Building on political socialization theory, it explores whether the deficit of participation in post-communist countries is moderated by previous experiences of mobilization. The study focuses on the protest behaviour of the 1989 generation, which is composed of citizens who reached political maturity during the collapse of communism.