The Consolidation of Democracy in East-Central Europe

The Consolidation of Democracy in East-Central Europe

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Edited by two of the world's leading analysts of post-communist politics, this book brings together distinguished specialists on the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The authors analyse the patterns of post-communist democratization in these countries, paying particular attention to the process of party formation, electoral politics, the growth of civil society, and the impact of economic reform on the emergence of interest groups. Karen Dawisha and Bruce Parrott provide theoretical and comparative chapters on post-communist political development across the region. This book will provide students and scholars with detailed analysis by leading authorities, plus the latest research data on recent political and economic developments in each more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 51 tables
  • 1139241222
  • 9781139241229

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'... the utility of the volume lies in its ... high quality and well-informed descriptions of key aspects of the democratisation process in a large number of cases.' Ellen Comisso, University of California, San Diegoshow more

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1. Introduction: perspectives on postcommunist democratization Bruce Parrott; 2. Systemic change and political outcomes Karen Dawisha; 3. Democratic consolidation in Poland after 1989 Andrew A. Michta; 4. Party politics and political participation in postcommunist Hungary Rudolf L. Tokes; 5. The experience of the Czech Republic David M. Olson; 6. Democratization and political participation in Slovakia Sharon L. Wolchik; 7. The case of Latvia Andrejs Plakans; 8. Democratization in Lithuania Richard J. Krickus; 9. Democratization and political development in Estonia, 1987-95 Toivo U. Raun; 10. Conclusion Karen Dawisha and Bruce more

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