Democracy and Democratization: Post-Communist Europe in Comparative Perspective

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SAGE, 28.5.1999 - 324 sivua
This wide-ranging overview of the processes of democratization in post-Communist Europe, places the transitions in East-Central Europe within a broad European and global context.

The authors begin with a introduction to the concept and theories of democracy and then examine the emerging politics of the new democracies to set the post-Communist transitions in longer-term comparative perspective with earlier and existing processes of democratization in

Southern Europe, Latin America, and East and Southeast Asia. Finally the politics of EU accession are introduced to place the transitions within the wider context of European integration.

Concluding with a summary of recent critiques of modern democ

 

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impact on the lands between
16
PostStalinist trends development of statist pluralism and the return
26
What is the historical legacy? What is its impact for democratization?
38
The democracy trend and a new task for comparative politics
40
THE EMERGING POLITICS OF THE
41
Tables
55
Using the New Freedoms
64
Concepts of Economic Restructuring
95
Interest Group Articulation in PostCommunism
125
Political Party Formation and Electoral Competition
169
Elite Democracy and Citizen
201
REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
226
the Challenge
255
Bibliography
291
Index
320
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