Tuesday 18 March 2008, by Kossakowski Adolf
The sociological study shows the strengthening of some phenomena among the eastern german Youth since the fall of the Berlin Wall, such as aggressive behaviour, suicide, political radicalism. Among school pupils, for example, only 50% asserted that violence is not an answer to their problems.
The author finds that these phenomena result from a crisis, which has been produced by the specifical post-stalinist situation in the ninties. On the one hand, there was the positive experience of direct democraty and the promeses of liberty, on the other hand the disillusion of unemployement, social uneuality and a huge social incertainety. In the new social frame, the pressure to act individually as an isolated person provoked then an uprising fear with its consequences (aggressive behaviour, Xenophobia, etc.).
The study doesnt say if this situation may be compared with the french case.
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