Institutional Design in Post-Communist Societies: Rebuilding the Ship at Sea

Institutional Design in Post-Communist Societies: Rebuilding the Ship at Sea

by Jon Elster, Claus Offe, Ulrich K. Preuss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521473861

ISBN-13: 9780521473866

Pub. Date: 06/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the problems and issues facing formerly communist states as they seek to develop a new democratic political order and a market economy. Studies of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia provide detailed empirical data concerning constitution making, the shaping of democratic institutions, marketization of the economy, and social policy.…  See more details below

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This book examines the problems and issues facing formerly communist states as they seek to develop a new democratic political order and a market economy. Studies of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia provide detailed empirical data concerning constitution making, the shaping of democratic institutions, marketization of the economy, and social policy. This new research is then linked to innovative theoretical material to offer a unique assessment of the difficulties of creating a new political order in the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521473866
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2010
Series:
Theories of Institutional Design Series
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
1Introduction: agenda, agency, and the aims of Central East European transitions1
2Mapping Eastern Europe35
3Constitutional politics in Eastern Europe63
4Building and consolidating democracies109
5Building capitalism in Eastern Europe156
6Social policy transformation203
7Consolidation and the cleavages of ideology and identity247
8Conclusion: the unfinished project271
References309
Index346

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