Perspectives on Democratic Consolidation in Central and Eastern Europe

Perspectives on Democratic Consolidation in Central and Eastern Europe

Party Systems in Central East Europe : Dimensions of System Stability ALGIS
KRUPAVICIUS 1 . ... From a comparative perspective , the Central East European
countries represent the most successful cases of democratic transition after 1989
.

Author: Dirk Berg-Schlosser

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ISBN: UOM:39015054262897

Category: History

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Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II. Kort opens with a summary of the debate over Hiroshima as it has evolved since 1945. He then provides a historical overview of thye events in question, beginning with the decision and program to build the atomic bomb. Detailing the sequence of events leading to Japan's surrender, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific War and the motivations of American and Japanese leaders. Finally, Kort examines ten key issues in the discussion of Hiroshima and guides readers to relevant primary source documents, scholarly books, and articles.
Categories: History

Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe International and transnational factors

Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe  International and transnational factors

This book provides an unprecedented country-by-country examination of the specific experience of the democratic transitions experienced by the states of Eastern Europe.

Author: Jan Zielonka

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199241682

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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This is the second volume in a two-volume series of books on democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe. The first volume focused on the issue of institutional engineering. This second volume analyses the external parameters of democratic consolidation in thirteen Eastern European countries:how different international actors and various economic, cultural and security types of transnational pressures have shaped democratic politics in the region.The aim is to contrast a set of democracy theories with empirical evidence accumulated in Eastern Europe over the last ten years. The volume tries to avoid complex debates about definitions, methods and the uses and misuses of comparative research. Instead it seeks to establish what has reallyhappened in the region, and which of the existing theories are helpful in explaining these developments.The volume is divided into two parts. The first part presents a conceptual and comparative frame of analysis. The second consists of detailed studies of individual countries undergoing democratic consolidation. Case study chapters deal with the following countries: Estonia and Latvia, Hungary,Poland and the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia, the states of formar Yugoslavia, Belarus and Ukraine, and fianlly Russia. The concluding chapter identifies a set of variables responsible for the enormous impact of external factors on democratic consolidation in EasternEurope. It conceptualises the interplay of internal and external factors impinging upon democracy, and shows the interplay of different positive and negative types of external pressures. It also evaluates the conscious Western effort to craft or engineer democracy in Eastern Europe.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Consolidation of Democracy in East Central Europe

The Consolidation of Democracy in East Central Europe

This volume examines the post-communist and political transition in Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.

Author: Karen Dawisha

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521599385

Category: Political Science

Page: 389

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This volume examines the post-communist and political transition in Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.
Categories: Political Science

Perspectives on Political and Economic Transitions After Communism

Perspectives on Political and Economic Transitions After Communism

In the cases of the new Central and Eastern European democracies , with their
choice of electoral regimes based on the ... countries will exert a strong influence
on the success of democratic consolidation , and are an important factor shaping
 ...

Author: John S. Micgiel

Publisher: Columbia Univ Inst on East Central

ISBN: WISC:89068127414

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

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Categories: Political Science

Czech Perceptions of the Perspective of EU Membership

Czech Perceptions of the Perspective of EU Membership

2 / Democratic Consolidation in Central and Eastern Europe . Visitors invited to
the Institute under the auspices of the Centre ' s Programme , as well as
researchers at the Institute , are eligible to contribute . This paper was written
within the ...

Author: Peter Bugge

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105073405438

Category: Czech Republic

Page: 55

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Categories: Czech Republic

Bibliography of Sources on the Region of Former Yugoslavia

Bibliography of Sources on the Region of Former Yugoslavia

Author: Rusko Matulić

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114461598

Category: History

Page: 450

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In this second volume, Rusko Matulic continues to formulate a comprehensive bibliography of primarily published sources relating to the history, languages, literature, politics, government, religion, and social sciences of former Yugoslavia, including bibliographical materials on expatriates.
Categories: History

Comparative European Politics

Comparative European Politics

The Consolidation of Democracy in East-Central Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press). Norris, P. (2002), Democratic ... 'Participatory democracy
revisited', Perspectives on Politics, 10/1: 7–19. Poguntke, T., Rossteutscher, S., ...

Author: Rory Costello

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198811404

Category: Comparative government

Page: 384

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Comparative European Politics: Distinct Democracies, Common Challenges provides a complete guide to European politics through a comparative lens. The authors explore not only the 27 European Union member states, but also other European systems such as the UK, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, to help readers understand the patterns that have shaped modern Europe. Organised thematically, the book is structured in three parts, beginning with elections and representation, moving on to examine institutions and practices of government, and finally covering common challenges and their effect on European countries. Comparative European Politics takes students carefully through recent developments such as the migrant crisis, the financial crisis and growing instability in Europe.The book is enriched with helpful learning features, such as 'over to you' boxes, which include suggestions for comparisons, and encourage students to test arguments, and form their own perspective on key issues. 'Thinking comparatively' boxes at the end of each chapter describe published research to help students evaluate theories against empirical evidence.Digital formats and resourcesComparative European Politics is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources. - The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks- The book is also accompanied by resources including, for students:Over thirty European country profiles, from Austria to the UK, with useful data for comparison including population size, gender equality, political parties, and electoral systems.Trend graphs with country data to help students to distinguish between European countries.- For lecturers Save time preparing for seminars with activities created to help engage students Helpful links to relevant online tools with instructions for use, including voting advice applications from European countries
Categories: Comparative government

Central European Political Science Review

Central European Political Science Review

Democratic consolidation means the process of stabilising the formal minimal
criteria of a democratic regime in a polity , namely pluralism , competition ... This
holds especially true for the new democracies in Central and Eastern Europe
where the consolidation process proceeds ... Southern Europe in Comparative
Perspective ( Baltimore and London , 1995 ) ; Juan Linz and Alfred Stepan ,
Problems of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015062099687

Category: Political science

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Categories: Political science

Index of Conference Proceedings

Index of Conference Proceedings

Author: British Library. Document Supply Centre

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105024163532

Category: Conference proceedings

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Categories: Conference proceedings

Scandal and Democracy

Scandal and Democracy

... to Issues in Democratic Consolidation: The New South American Democracies
in Comparative Perspective, ed. ... Media as Sources of Information in the
Democratizing Countries of Central and Eastern Europe,” Democratization 15, no
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Author: Mary E. McCoy

Publisher: Southeast Asia Program Publications

ISBN: 9781501731051

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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Successful transitions to enduring democracy are both difficult and rare. In Scandal and Democracy, Mary E. McCoy explores how newly democratizing nations can avoid reverting to authoritarian solutions in response to the daunting problems brought about by sudden change. The troubled transitions that have derailed democratization in nations worldwide make this problem a major concern for scholars and citizens alike. This study of Indonesia's transition from authoritarian rule sheds light on the fragility not just of democratic transitions but of democracy itself and finds that democratization's durability depends, to a surprising extent, on the role of the media, particularly its airing of political scandal and intraelite conflict. More broadly, Scandal and Democracy examines how the media's use of new freedoms can help ward off a slide into pseudodemocracy or a return to authoritarian rule. As Indonesia marks the twentieth anniversary of its democratic revolution of 1998, it remains among the world's most resilient new democracies and one of the few successful democratic transitions in the Muslim world. McCoy explains the media's central role in this change and corroborates that finding with comparative cases from Mexico, Tunisia, and South Korea, offering counterintuitive insights that help make sense of the success and failure of recent transitions to democracy.
Categories: Political Science

The State of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

The State of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

How can we evaluate the EU’s influence regarding democratic consolidation? What is the role of the public opinion? This book was originally published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.

Author: Ramona Coman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317379874

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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The State of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe brings together scholars specialising in the study of Central and Eastern Europe, and provides a comprehensive analysis of some of the major issues in the democratic make-up of the EU’s new member states. The book covers the main dimensions of the state, and contributors discuss questions about the development of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe over the past twenty years. What is the present state of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe more than twenty years since the end of communist regimes? What is the actual functioning of the political institutions of these countries? How is political participation structured, and what role do political parties play in these democracies? What guarantees are provided to limit governmental powers and abuse? What is the role of the judicial system, and the relationship between justice and politics? How can we evaluate the EU’s influence regarding democratic consolidation? What is the role of the public opinion? This book was originally published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.
Categories: Political Science

Javnost

Javnost

Regulation and Self - Regulation in South - East European Journalism . Practices
and ... Perspectives on Research , 47 - 64 . ... Imitative Revolutions : Changes in
the Media and Journalism in East - Central Europe . ... Democratic
Transformation and the Mass Media in Hungary : From Stalinism to Democratic
Consolidation .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105112750356

Category: Social history

Page:

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Categories: Social history

Academic Year

Academic Year

Eastern Europe The aim of the programme is to promote the development of
policy - relevant interdisciplinary research focusing on Central ... Democratic
Consolidation in Central and Eastern Europe director : Professor Jan Zielonka *
This area of research seeks to ... All countries in the region that initiated their
process of democratic consolidation before 1996 are analysed in a comparative
perspective .

Author: Robert Schuman Centre

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000139973220

Category: Research institutes

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Categories: Research institutes

European Journal of Political Research

European Journal of Political Research

Comparative democratic politics. London: Sage, pp. ... Political parties and party
systems in regime transformation: Inner transition in the new democracies of
Central Europe. American ... Perspectives on European Politics and Society 2(3):
431–451. ... Political parties and democratic consolidation in East Central Europe
.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121652973

Category: Political science

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Categories: Political science

Communism s Shadow

Communism s Shadow

Democratic Institutions and Authoritarian Rule in Southeast Europe. Colchester:
ECPR. ... Life in Transition Survey II. London: ... Cinderella Goes to Market:
Citizenship, Gender, and Women's Movements in East Central Europe. New York
: ...

Author: Grigore Pop-Eleches

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691175591

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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It has long been assumed that the historical legacy of Soviet Communism would have an important effect on post-communist states. However, prior research has focused primarily on the institutional legacy of communism. Communism's Shadow instead turns the focus to the individuals who inhabit post-communist countries, presenting a rigorous assessment of the legacy of communism on political attitudes. Post-communist citizens hold political, economic, and social opinions that consistently differ from individuals in other countries. Grigore Pop-Eleches and Joshua Tucker introduce two distinct frameworks to explain these differences, the first of which focuses on the effects of living in a post-communist country, and the second on living through communism. Drawing on large-scale research encompassing post-communist states and other countries around the globe, the authors demonstrate that living through communism has a clear, consistent influence on why citizens in post-communist countries are, on average, less supportive of democracy and markets and more supportive of state-provided social welfare. The longer citizens have lived through communism, especially as adults, the greater their support for beliefs associated with communist ideology—the one exception being opinions regarding gender equality. A thorough and nuanced examination of communist legacies' lasting influence on public opinion, Communism's Shadow highlights the ways in which political beliefs can outlast institutional regimes.
Categories: Political Science

Problems of Post communism

Problems of Post communism

The newfound interest in Central and Eastern Europe met some opposition from
area specialists and former Sovietologists . ... According to this view , the post -
communist countries were special cases that could not be incorporated into a
broad , generalizing comparative perspective . ... Issues of democratic
consolidation are beyond the scope of this study . course on democratization in
the 1970s ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112067497674

Category: Communism

Page:

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Categories: Communism

Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1 Institutional Engineering

Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe  Volume 1  Institutional Engineering

This is the first volume in a series of books on democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe.

Author: Jan Zielonka

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199241675

Category: History

Page: 506

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This is the first volume in a series of books on democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe. The series focuses on three major aspects of democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe: institutional engineering, transnational pressures and civil society. This first volume analyses constraints on and opportunities of institutional engineering in Eastern Europe: to what extent and how elites in Eastern Europe have been able to shape, if not manipulate, the politics of democraticconsolidation through institutional means.The aim is to contrast a set of democracy theories with empirical evidence accumulated in Eastern Europe over the last ten years. The volume tries to avoid complex debates about definitions, methods and the uses and misuses of comparative research. Instead it tries to establish what has really happened in the region, and which of the existing theories have proved helpful in explaining these developments.The volume starts with a presentation of conceptual and comparative frameworks, followed by in-depth empirical analyses of the thirteen individual countries undergoing democratic consolidation. The first conceptual and comparative part contains three chapters. The first chapter explains what institutional engineering is about and describes our experiences with institutional engineering in former transitions to democracy. It also focuses on the import and export of institutional designs. Thesecond chapter analyses the utility of constitutions in the process of democratic consolidation. The third chapter compares constitutional designs and problems of implementation in Southern and Eastern Europe. The empirical case studies deal with the following countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania,Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Poland. And the conclusions evaluate the enormous impact of institutions on politics in Eastern Europe and show how central constitutional designs are to the institutional engineering in the societies undergoing transitions to democracy.
Categories: History

Political Culture in Post communist Europe

Political Culture in Post communist Europe

Linz , Juan J . / Stepan , Alfred ( 1996 ) , Problems of Democratic Transition and
Consolidation : Southern Europe , South America and ... Southern Europe in
Comparative Perspective , Baltimore . ... Monitoring Democratic Consolidation :
Political Trust and System Support in East - Central Europe ' , paper for the 16th
World ...

Author: Detlef Pollack

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015052300566

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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This text aims to sketch some of the challenging issues of the attitudinal dimension of system changes. It provides facts and figures on the progress of democratization in Central and Eastern Europe.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Democratic Consolidation

The Politics of Democratic Consolidation

In The Politics of Democratic Consolidation, a distinguished group of internationally recognized scholars focus on four nations of Southern Europe—Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece—which have successfully consolidated their democratic ...

Author: Professor Department of Political Science Richard Gunther

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801849829

Category: Political Science

Page: 493

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In The Politics of Democratic Consolidation, a distinguished group of internationally recognized scholars focus on four nations of Southern Europe—Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece—which have successfully consolidated their democratic regimes. Contributors are P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Richard Gunther, Hans-Jürgen Puhle, Edward Malefakis, Juan J. Linz, Alfred Stepan, Felipe Agüero, Geoffrey Pridham, Sidney Tarrow, Leonardo Morlino, José R. Montero, Gianfranco Pasquino, and Philippe C. Schmitter.
Categories: Political Science

Working Papers on Comparative Legislative Studies

Working Papers on Comparative Legislative Studies

1993 . " The Emergence of Democratic Parliaments in Central and Eastern
Europe . ... Estonia : A Difficult Transition . ... Political Parties , Parliaments and
Democratic Consolidation in Southern Europe : Empirical and Theoretical
Perspectives .

Author: Lawrence D. Longley

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000039109859

Category: Comparative government

Page: 456

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Categories: Comparative government