The paper develops the idea that post-communist societies are dysfunctional societies and applies this analysis to a study of contemporary Romania, 1989-2011. It looks at how the historical experiences of Romania both before and during communist rule created such a society, the development of Romania as a dysfunctional society between 1989 and 2002, and assesses the progress Romania has made in dealing with its legacy between 2002 and 2011 on the basis of several international indices.
Michelson, Paul E.
"Overcoming Communism's Dysfunctional Legacy: The Romanian Case,"
Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective:
2, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jgi/vol6/iss2/8