Redeeming the Communist Past: The Regeneration of Communist Parties in East Central Europe / Edition 1

Redeeming the Communist Past: The Regeneration of Communist Parties in East Central Europe / Edition 1

by Anna M. Grzymala-Busse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521001463

ISBN-13: 9780521001465

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This major study examines one of the most surprising developments in East Central European politics after the democratic transitions of 1989: the completely unexpected regeneration of the former communist parties. After the collapse of the communist regimes in 1989, these ruling communist parties seemed consigned to oblivion. However, confounding scholarly and…  See more details below

Overview

This major study examines one of the most surprising developments in East Central European politics after the democratic transitions of 1989: the completely unexpected regeneration of the former communist parties. After the collapse of the communist regimes in 1989, these ruling communist parties seemed consigned to oblivion. However, confounding scholarly and popular expectations, all of the parties survived, with some even returning to power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521001465
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. The roots of regeneration: communist practices and elite resources; 2. Breaking with the past, reorganizing for the future; 3. Developing programmatic responsiveness; 4. Convincing the voters: campaigns and elections; 5. Parliamentary effectiveness and coalitions; Conclusions: succeeding in democracy.

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