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Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Vol. 2 : International and Transnational Factors : Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors - Jan Zielonka

Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Vol. 2 : International and Transnational Factors

Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors

By: Jan Zielonka (Editor), Alex Pravda (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2000
ISBN: 9780199244096
Number Of Pages: 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 really happened 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, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia, the states of former Yugoslavia, Belarus and Ukraine, and finally Russia. The concluding chapter identifies a set of variables responsible for the enormous impact of external factors on democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe. 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.

Alex Pravda: Introduction PART 1 COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES 1: Karen E. Smith: Western Actors and the Promotion of Democracy 2: Iver Neumann: Regionalization and Democratic Consolidation 3: Susan Senior Nello: The Impact of External Economic Factors: The Role of the IMF 4: Reimund Seidelmann: International Security and Democracy-Building 5: S. Neil MacFarlane: The Internationalization of Ethnic Strife 6: Ewa Morawska: International Migration and the Consolidation of Democracy 7: Leslie Holmes: Crime, Corruption and Politics: Transnational Factors 8: Stephen Whitefield and Geoffrey Evans: Attitudes towards the West, Democracy and the Market PART 2 NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES 9: Vello Pettai: Estonia and Latvia: International Influences on Citizenship and Minority Intergration 10: László Valki: The Case of Hungary 11: Antoni Kaminski: Poland: Compatibility of External and Internal Democratic Designs 12: Milada Anna Vachudová: The Czech Republic: The Unexpected Force of Institutional Constraints 13: Ivo Samson: Slovakia: Misreading the Western Message 14: Tom Gallagher: Building Democracy in Romania: Internal Shortcomings and External Neglect 15: Kyril Drezov: Bulgaria and Macedonia: Voluntary Dependence on External Actors 16: Radovan Vukadinovic: Yugoslavia: International Efforts to Link Peace, Stability and Democracy 17: Taras Kuzio: Belarus and Ukraine: Democracy-Building in a Grey Security Zone 18: Marie Mendras: Russia and the West: To Belong or Not to Belong? b 19: Jan Zielonka: Foreign Made Democracy

ISBN: 9780199244096
ISBN-10: 019924409X
Series: Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 568
Published: 1st April 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.8