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  • 6 b/w illus. 2 maps 24 tables
  • Page extent: 392 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.532 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521529853 | ISBN-10: 0521529859)

  • Also available in Hardback
  • Published September 2003

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Including essays by several leading contemporary specialists, this volume addresses the extent to which postcommunist societies have successfully institutionalized democratic politics and capitalist market economies over a decade after the collapse of the Soviet bloc. As the first volume to apply a systematic "comparative historical" approach to the subject matter, it reveals the precise social, cultural, and geographical constraints and opportunities facing postcommunist reformers.


About the contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction Grzegorz Ekiert and Stephen E. Hanson; Part I. Postcommunist Transformations and the Role of Historical Legacies: 1. Time, space and institutional change in central and eastern Europe Grzegorz Ekiert and Stephen E. Hanson; 2. Accounting for postcommunist regime diversity: what counts as a good cause? Herbert Kitschelt; Part II. Postcommunist Europe: Continuity and Change in Regional Patterns: 3. Patterns of postcommunist transformation in central and eastern Europe Grzegorz Ekiert; 4. Postcommunist spaces: a political geography approach to explaining postcommunist outcomes Jeffrey S. Kopstein and David A. Reilly; Part III. Institutional Redesign and Historical Legacies: Case Studies: 5. Redeeming the past: communist successor parties after 1989 Anna Grzymala-Busse; 6. Leninist legacies and legacies of state socialism in postcommunist central Europe's constitutional development Allison Stanger; 7. Historical legacies, institutions and the politics of social policy in Hungary and Poland, 1989–99 Tomasz Inglot; 8. Postcommunist unemployment politics: historical legacies and the curious acceptance of job loss Phineas Baxandall; 9. 'Past' dependence or path contingency? Institutional design in postcommunist financial systems Juliet Johnson; 10. Cultural legacies of state socialism: history making and cultural-political entrepreneurship in postcommunist Poland and Russia Jan Kubik; Epilogue: from area studies to contextualized comparisons Paul Pierson; Index.


Grzegorz Ekiert, Stephen E. Hanson, Herbert Kitschelt, Jeffrey S. Kopstein, David A. Reilly, Anna Grzymala-Busse, Allison Stanger, Tomasz Inglot, Phineas Baxandall, Juliet Johnson, Jan Kubik, Paul Pierson

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