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This book is an attempt to tackle the problem of democratization in East-Central Europe from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Its contributors look at the process of change within a comparative framework, discussing the emergence of multi-party and new electoral systems, comparing democratic transition in other parts of the world with that of Eastern Europe and analysing that region's relationship with the Soviet Union.
Democratization in Eastern Europe will be indespensable to upper-level students of East European Politics, and will also be useful for those with more comparative and theoretical interests.
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|1||Democratic transitions in theory and practice: Southern European lessons for Eastern Europe||15|
|2||Groups, parties and political change in Eastern Europe from 1977||38|
|3||Predicting and explaining democratization in Eastern Europe||63|
|4||Building party systems after the dictatorship: the East European cases in a comparative perspective||99|
|5||The founding electoral systems in Eastern Europe, 1989-91||128|
|6||The emergence of multi-party systems in East-Central Europe: a comparative analysis||151|
|7||The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1988-9: interactions between domestic change and foreign policy||191|
|8||Democratization in Eastern Europe: the external dimension||220|