Democracy and Enlargement in Post-Communist Europe

Democracy and Enlargement in Post-Communist Europe : The Democratisation of the General Public in 15 Central and Eastern European Countries, 1991-1998

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Democracy and Enlargement in Post-Communist Europe presents the principal findings of a unique in-depth study of the birth of democracy and the market economy in fifteen post-Communist countries. Haerpfer analyses and compares the information collected by the New Democracies Barometer public opinion surveys to provide an overview of the process of democratization across Central and Eastern Europe.
This is an extremely valuable resource and will be useful for all those interested in the European Union, comparative politics and democracy and the Communist legacy. It contains data from Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 176.8 x 225.6 x 15mm | 385.56g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0415274222
  • 9780415274227
  • 1,557,416

Table of contents

1. The Concept of Democratization and Democracy 2. Nostalgia for the Communist Past and Support for the Restoration of Communism 3. The Birth of Democracy 4. Social Structure and Democracy 5. Economic Well-Being of Households and Democracy 6. The Birth of Market Economy and Democracy 7. Security and Democracy 8. European Identity, Enlargement and Democracy 9. Conclusions
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About Christian W. Haerpfer

Christian W. Haerpfer is Director of the Centre for Strategic Development at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna and teaches Political Science at the University of Vienna. He is an academic consultant for the European Commission, the British and Romanian Federal Government in Central and Eastern European affairs.
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