Elections and Parties in New European Democracies

Elections and Parties in New European Democracies

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''Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, elections without choice have been replaced by free and fair elections in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Russia. ''''This reference provides all the basic information about elections in these new democracies. Part One systematically compares the operation of electoral systems, the formation of parties without civil society, and the behavior of voters without trust. It includes sophisticated multi-stage model of election outcomes.''''In Part Two, each country has a chapter systematically reporting the votes and seats won by every party with at least one percent of the vote at one parliamentary election since 1990. Where the president is popularly elected, results are given too. The data comes from the definitive record, reports of national election commissions in eleven different languages. ''
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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 162.1 x 234.2 x 22.6mm | 571.54g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • CQ Press
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 1568028083
  • 9781568028088

Table of contents

Part I: An Overview of Elections in New Democracies; 1. Popular Demands and Elite Supply of Election Laws and Parties. 2. Electoral Systems Compared; Varieties of proportional representation. Proportionality. Methods of choosing a president. 3. Institutionalizing the Supply of Parties; A large initial number of parties. Failures, splits and mergers. Persistence and volatility of parties and party systems. 4. How Electors Respond; Turnout. Trust in parties low. Low positive party identification. Part II: National Election Results; 1. Russia; 2. Bulgaria; 3. Czechoslovalda, 1990-1992; two independent countries from 1993; Czech Republic; Slovakia; 4. Estonia; 5. Hungary; 6. Latvia; 7. Lithuania; 8. Poland; 9. Romania; 10. Slovenia
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About Richard Rose

Richard Rose is Professor of Inclusive Education and Director of the Centre for Education and Research, University of Northampton. He has previously held teaching posts in several parts of the UK including a time as headteacher. Richard has researched and published extensively in the area of special and inclusive education both in the UK and internationally. He is Director of Project IRIS, a longitudinal study of special needs provision in the Republic of Ireland. Richard works regularly in India and has also conducted research and consultancy in several other countries including Georgia, Malaysia, Singapore, China and Estonia.
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