Origin, Ideology and Transformation of Political Parties: East-Central and Western Europe Compared

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Political Science - 263 pages
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Here, the authors critically apply the party-families approach to political parties in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia. With chapters devoted to social democrats, greens, and more, the book charts the party's origins, ideologies, and international ties alongside their Western European counterparts.
 

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Contents

Types of Political Parties and Party Families
1
Long Way of Adaptation
15
Family Diversity and Traditionalist Nostalgia in East
41
Success in the West Fooling Around in the East
67
Remembrance of Things Past
87
The Liberals Or the Curse of the Political Center
105
Between Adaptation and a Struggle
131
Between Tradition and Change
157
Between Tradition and Postmodernity
181
Rise in the West
203
Party Families in EastCentral and Western Europe at
215
Bibliography
227
Party Documents
255
Index
261
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VAt HlouA ek is Associate Professor of European Studies at the Masaryk University, Czech Republic. LubomAr Kopecek is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Masaryk University, Czech Republic

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