Politics, Power and the Struggle for Democracy in South-East Europe

Politics, Power and the Struggle for Democracy in South-East 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 Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Serbia/Montenegro, Albania, Bulgaria, and Romania. The authors analyse the challenge of building democracy in the countries of the former Yugoslavia riven by conflict, and in neighboring states. They focus on oppositional activity, political cultures that often favour strong presidentialism, the role of nationalism, and basic socioeconomic trends. 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 country.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 49 tables
  • 1139241273
  • 9781139241274

Table of contents

1. Introduction: perspectives on postcommunist democratization Bruce Parrott; 2. Democratization and political participation: research concepts and methodologies Karen Dawisha; Part I. The Former Yugoslavia: 3. Embattled democracy: postcommunist Croatia in transition Leonard J. Cohen; 4. Bosnia-Hercegovina: a case of failed democratization Steven L. Burg; 5. A failed transition: the case of Serbia Nicholas J. Miller; 6. Democratization in Slovenia - the second stage Sabrina Petra Ramet; 7. The Republic of Macedonia: finding its way Duncan M. Perry; Part II. Albania, Bulgaria and Romania: 8. The process of democratization in Albania Nicholas Pano; 9. Democratization and political participation in 'postcommunist' Bulgaria John D. Bell; 10. Romanian exceptionalism? Democracy, ethnocracy and emerging pluralism in post-Ceausescu Romania Vladimir Tismaneanu.show more