Post-Communist Democratization: Political Discourses Across Thirteen Countries / Edition 1

Post-Communist Democratization: Political Discourses Across Thirteen Countries / Edition 1

by John S. Dryzek, Leslie Templeman Holmes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521001382

ISBN-13: 9780521001380

Pub. Date: 06/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Dryzek (social and political theory, Australian National U.) and Holmes (political science, U. of Melbourne, Australia) examine how democracy and democratization is conceptualized and lived by political activists and ordinary people in post-communist societies. Noting that democracy is often described as a universally approved concept, as long as one doesn't inquire

Overview

Dryzek (social and political theory, Australian National U.) and Holmes (political science, U. of Melbourne, Australia) examine how democracy and democratization is conceptualized and lived by political activists and ordinary people in post-communist societies. Noting that democracy is often described as a universally approved concept, as long as one doesn't inquire too closely as to what democracy is, they examine the varied interpretations of what constitutes the essence of democracy. Further they suggest that there are significant groups that ascribe negative connotations to the term itself. Separate accounts are given of Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Czechia, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Yugoslavia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521001380
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2010
Series:
Theories of Institutional Design Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introductory: 1. The discourses of democratic transition; 2. Methodology; Part II. Pre-Transition Countries: 3. China; 4. Yugoslavia; Part III. Halting Transitions: 5. Belarus; 6. Russia; 7. Ukraine; Part IV. Transition Torn by War: 8. Armenia; 9. Georgia; 10. Moldova; Part V. Late Developers: 11. Slovakia; 12. Romania; 13. Bulgaria; Part VI. Trailblazers: 14. Poland; 15. Czechia; Part VII. Conclusions: 16. Differences that matter - and those that do not.

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