The Consolidation of Democracy in East-Central Europe

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Karen Dawisha, Bruce Parrott
Cambridge University Press, Jun 13, 1997 - Political Science - 389 pages
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Edited by two of the world's leading analysts of post-communist politics, this book brings together distinguished specialists on the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The authors analyse the patterns of post-communist democratization in these countries, paying particular attention to the process of party formation, electoral politics, the growth of civil society, and the impact of economic reform on the emergence of interest groups. Karen Dawisha and Bruce Parrott provide theoretical and comparative chapters on post-communist political development across the region. This book will provide students and scholars with detailed analysis by leading authorities, plus the latest research data on recent political and economic developments in each country.
  

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Contents

Perspectives on postcommunist democratization
1
Democratization and political participation research concepts and methodologies
40
Democratic consolidation in Poland after 1989
66
Party politics and political participation in postcommunist Hungary
109
Democratization and political participation the experience of the Czech Republic
150
Democratization and political participation in Slovakia
197
Democratization and political participation in postcommunist societies the case of Latvia
245
Democratization in Lithuania
290
Democratization and political development in Estonia 198796
334
Appendix
375
Index
379
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About the author (1997)

Dawisha is Professor of Government at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she is Director of the Center for the Study of Postcommunist Societies.

Parrott is Professor and Director of Russian Area and East European Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.