Coping with Government in the FSU/ECE, 1996-1998


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The purpose of this project was to see how citizens view their interactions with officials in various post-communist countries, in particular, to see: what kinds of `unfair' treatment people complain about; whether they have personal experience of unfair treatment or whether they are simply repeating hearsay and gossip; whether people think the change from communism to democracy made things better or worse; what strategies people adopt in dealing with officials; whether people really resent flexible behaviour by officials or regard it as a useful facility, and finally, what changes they would make to improve the interaction between citizens and the state. Conversely, to look at the perceptions and experiences of officials themselves, providing them with a <i>right of reply</i>. Ukraine, Bulgaria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic were chosen as the focus for the research.

Main Topics:

The data set provides information on people's attitudes to economic and political reform; to government officials and their interactions with these; and their ideas on how to improve the official's behaviour, as well as the views of the officials themselves on these topics and their experiences dealing with the public.

Quota sample

Multi-stage stratified random sample

A quota sample was used for the officials' survey. A multi-stage stratified random sample was used

Face-to-face interview

Focus group discussions

Metadata Access
Creator Koshechkina, T. Y., Ukrainian Surveys and Marketing, Kyiv, Ukraine; Miller, W. L., University of Strathclyde, Department of Politics; Grodeland, A. Berit, University of Glasgow, Department of Politics
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 1999
Funding Reference Overseas Development Administration; Economic and Social Research Council
Rights Copyright W.L. Miller, T.Y. Koshechkina and A.B. Grodeland; <p>The Data Collection is available to UK Data Service registered users subject to the <a href="" target="_blank">End User Licence Agreement</a>.</p><p>Commercial use of the data requires approval from the data owner or their nominee. The UK Data Service will contact you.</p>
OpenAccess true
Resource Type QSR NUD*IST computer files, containing focus group transcripts and in-depth interview summaries (te
Discipline Economics; Jurisprudence; Law; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Multi-nation; Slovakia; Ukraine