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Democracy and Democratization : Post-Communist Europe in Comparative Perspective - John D. Nagle

Democracy and Democratization

Post-Communist Europe in Comparative Perspective

Paperback Published: 1st May 1999
ISBN: 9780761956792
Number Of Pages: 336

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A wide-ranging overview of the processes of democratization in post-Communist Europe, placing the transitions in these states within a broad European and global context. The authors introduce the concepts and theories of democracy and then look at the emerging politics of the new democracies in terms of: the formation of civil society; economic restructuring; the mapping of interest representation; the evolution of party systems and electoral competition; and elite/citizen relationships. The post-Communist transitions are then set in a longer-term, global, comparative perspective with previously democratized nations, such as those in Latin America and Southeast Asia. Finally, the politics of European Union accession are considered.

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`This is a broad-ranging survey. It goes well beyond its briefof democratization in these societies or, at least, it interprets this particular brief very widely, so that a range of economic and social changes are also brought into consideration. The series of international and inter-regional comparisons also give the book breadth. The opening sections on comparitive approaches and the historical background will make the book more accessible to the uninitiated reader.... It would serve as a useful introduction to understanding recent political change in the region' - Democratization

Theoretical and Historical Backgrounds for Democratization
The Democracy Project and the Development of Comparative Politics
Historical Legacies of Regional Democratization
The Emerging Politics of The New Democracies
Conceptualizations of Transition
Early Dichotomies and Evolving Complexities
Civil Society
Using the New Freedoms
Concepts of Economic Restructuring
Interest Group Articulation in Post-Communism
Political Party Formation and Electoral Competition
Elites and Citizens
Elite Democracy and Citizen Participation
Regional and International Contexts of Democratization
Regional Comparisons of Democratization
Southern Europe - Lessons from Another European Region
Structuring Executive Power in Emerging Democracies
Warnings from Latin America
Economics First, Then (Maybe) Politics
The Challenge of the East Asian Model
East-Central Europe, the EU and Globalizing Capitalism
What Kind of Democratization, What Kind of Democracy?
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ISBN: 9780761956792
ISBN-10: 0761956794
Series: Sage Politics Texts
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st May 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.48

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