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The Consolidation of Democracy in East-Central Europe

The Consolidation of Democracy in East-Central Europe

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Part of Democratization and Authoritarianism in Post-Communist Societies

Bruce Parrott, Karen Dawisha, Andrew A. Michta, Rudolf L. Tökés, David M. Olson, Sharon L. Wolchik, Andrejs Plakans, Richard J. Krickus, Toivo U. Raun
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  • Date Published: June 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521599382

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  • This book brings together distinguished specialists on the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. Particular attention is paid to the process of party formation, electoral politics, the rooting of civil society, and the impact of economic reforms on the emergence of interest groups.

    • Focused study of democratization processes in the region, with all chapters written by leading authorities
    • Contains the latest information on political, economic, and social developments in all the countries
    • Dawisha and Parrot are very successful and well-known experts, Russia and the New States of Eurasia (1994) has sold c. 8,000 copies
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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 Diego

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521599382
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 51 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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. Tökés
    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 Parrott.

  • Editors

    Karen Dawisha, University of Maryland, College Park

    Bruce Parrott, The Johns Hopkins University


    Bruce Parrott, Karen Dawisha, Andrew A. Michta, Rudolf L. Tökés, David M. Olson, Sharon L. Wolchik, Andrejs Plakans, Richard J. Krickus, Toivo U. Raun

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