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

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 18, 2002 - Political Science - 341 pages
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 these parties survived. Some have even returned to power.
 

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Contents

THE ROOTS OF REGENERATION COMMUNIST PRACTICES AND ELITE RESOURCES
19
BREAKING WITH THE PAST REORGANIZING FOR THE FUTURE
69
DEVELOPING PROGRAMMATIC RESPONSIVENESS
123
CONVINCING THE VOTERS CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS
175
PARLIAMENTARY EFFECTIVENESS AND COALITIONS
227
SUCCEEDING IN DEMOCRACY
265
THE CONTENT ANALYSIS OF PROGRAMS
285
THE QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF ELECTORATES
294
THE STRUCTURES OF COMPETITION
303
Bibliography
305
Index
333
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