The State and the People: Political Competence of the Population
As is characteristic for a society in transition, democratisation of the society causes conflicts connected to the political expectations of the population and realisation of those expectations.
These processes are reviewed based on the results of public opinion polls carried out in 1995-1999. Awareness of the people about their rights is low but it displays a tendency of growth from year to year. On the other hand, the possibilities to participate in the social processes by influencing political institutions have not changed over years.