After Communism: Perspectives on Democracy

After Communism: Perspectives on Democracy

by Donald R. Kelley, Donald R. Kelley
     
 

In this collection, top scholars of Soviet and post-Soviet studies convene to explore communism's aftermath. They consider state building and consitutionalism; the transition to market capitalism and democracy across Eastern Europe; the political development of Muslim states; the complex and differential developments of electoral systems; the risks and

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In this collection, top scholars of Soviet and post-Soviet studies convene to explore communism's aftermath. They consider state building and consitutionalism; the transition to market capitalism and democracy across Eastern Europe; the political development of Muslim states; the complex and differential developments of electoral systems; the risks and opportunities of nationalism; and new political and economic activities in Russia, from corruption to contracts. Editor Donald Kelley introduces the volume with a synthesis of the theoretical and empirical findings of the volume, and his brief chapter introductions place each contribution in relation to the other essays and to larger debates on democratization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557287465
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
The Fulbright Institute Series on International Affairs
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1What Is to Be Done?1
2The Complexity of Democratic Consolidation7
3Comparative Democratization: Lessons from the Post-Socialist Experience31
4A Decade of Change but Not Much Progress: How Russians Are Coping61
5Taming Vlast: Institutional Development in Post-Communist Russia89
6Social Relations and Political Practices in Post-Communist Russia119
7Russia in the Middle: State Building and the Rule of Law143
8Democracy and Counterinsurgency in Central Asia161
9Institutionalizing Electoral Democracy in Post-Communist States187
10A Decade of Nonnationalism?: Regime Change As Surrogate for Identity Change221
11Consolidation As a Work in Progress239
Notes253
Contributors295
Index297

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