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