The officially transmitted picture of the People’s Police in socialist Romania differs starkly from the conceptual view of its citizens. Individual “law-enforcers” were unprepared for the crumbling of their status, while the People’s Police as a whole could not come up with measures to stem this profound disenchantment. This affected the perception of the political regime as a whole and contributed to its gradual collapse in the 1980s.
Ciprian Cirniala, Research Associate, ZZF, Potsdam, Germany.
"[..] [eine] aufschlußreiche und informative Arbeit, die fraglos ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Totalitarismusforschung ist."Klaus Steinke in: Informationsmittel (IFB) 27/1 (2019), http://informationsmittel-fuer-bibliotheken.de/showfile.php?id=9544