Developments in Central and East European Politics 4 / Edition 4

Developments in Central and East European Politics 4 / Edition 4

by Stephen White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822339498

ISBN-13: 9780822339496

Pub. Date: 09/03/2007

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

The face of Central and Eastern Europe has been dramatically transformed since the collapse of communism. The region faces new challenges, including the needs to find a balance between effective leadership and accountability and to reverse the economic decline of the late communist years. Addressing these concerns and others, Developments in Central and East

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The face of Central and Eastern Europe has been dramatically transformed since the collapse of communism. The region faces new challenges, including the needs to find a balance between effective leadership and accountability and to reverse the economic decline of the late communist years. Addressing these concerns and others, Developments in Central and East European Politics 4 brings together specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic.

The chapters, all of which are new to this edition, focus on key features of the political systems that have emerged following the transition to postcommunist rule and the enlargement of the European Union through 2006. Full attention is given to the pattern of events in individual nations, but the main emphasis is on the framework of politics across the region—constitutions, leadership, parliaments, parties, and electoral systems—and the process of politics, as it is revealed in political participation, civil society, economic change, and the quality of democratic government within and beyond the region.

Clearly written and well supported with references and suggestions for further reading, Developments in Central and East European Politics 4 is the ideal guide to the process of change in a group of states that were formerly modeled on the Soviet Union but are now a distinctive and varied presence within a continent that has been redefining its boundaries, its values, its economic systems, and its international allegiances.

Contributors. Judy Batt, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Sarah Birch, Heather Grabbe, Tim Haughton, Krzysztof Jasiewicz, Petr Kopecký, Paul G. Lewis, Frances Millard, Cas Mudde, D. Mario Nuti, Mark Pittaway, Ray Taras, Stephen White, Andrew Wilson, Kataryna Wolczuk

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822339496
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
09/03/2007
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures ix

Preface xi

Notes on the Contributors xiii

List of Abbreviations xvii

Map of Europe xx

1 Introduction: Defining Central and Eastern Europe / Judy Batt 1

2 From Communist to Post-Communist Politics / Mark Pittaway 20

3 The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland / Frances Millard 37

4 The Other New Europeans / Tim Haughton 56

5 The Western Balkans / Judy Batt 72

6 The East Europeans: Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova / Andrew Wilson 90

7 Central and Eastern Europe and the EU / Heather Grabbe 110

8 Executive Leadership / Ray Taras 127

9 Structures of Representation / Petr Kopecky 145

10 Electoral Systems / Sarah Birch 161

11 Political Parties / Paul G. Lewis 174

12 Citizens and Politics / Krzysztof Jasiewicz 193

13 Civil Society / Cas Mudde 213

14 Constitutional Politics / Kataryna Wolczuk 229

15 Managing Transition Economies / D. Mario Nuti 245

16 The Quality of Post-Communist Democracy / Dirk Berg-Schlosser 264

Guide to Further Reading 276

Bibliography 282

Index 308

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