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Democratization in Eastern Europe - Geoffrey Pridham

Democratization in Eastern Europe

Hardcover Published: 2nd November 1994
ISBN: 9780415110631
Number Of Pages: 274

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The sudden and dramatic democratization of Eastern Europe during 1989-90 was something that had not been predicted by political scientists. This book is a response to those events in that it seeks to provide some theoretical explanations for the process of democratization in Eastern Europe and compare that experience with the democratic transitions experienced in other parts of the world. The book, which focuses on the causal factors of democratization, is organized into three main sections. In the first, the process of democratization is analysed from the domestic perspective of the countries concerned and this approach includes the investigation of long-term structural changes and historical factors. In the second part, attention is focused on the struggles of social and political structures and on the emergence of multi-party and new electoral systems. The final part looks at how democratization was influenced by external factors and considers in particular the role of reform in the Soviet Union under Gorbachev and the appeal of Western social, political and economic systems. Maurizio Cotta, University of Siena, Adrian G. V. Hyde-Price, University of Southampton, Richard Kimber, University of Keele, Kimmo Kuusela, University of Turku, Finland,

Political Change in Historical and Structural Perspective
Democractic transitions in theory and practice: Southern European lessons for eastern Europe
Groups, parties and political change in eastern Europe from 1977
Predicting and explaining democratization in eastern Europe
Emerging Party Systems and Institutions
Building party systems after the dictatorship: the east European cases in a comparative perspective
The founding electoral systems in Eastern Europe, 1989-1991
The emergence of multi-party systems in east-central Europe: a comparative analysis
The External Dimension
The Soviet Union and eastern Europe, 1988-89: interactions between domestic change and foreign policy
Democratization in eastern Europe: the external dimension
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ISBN: 9780415110631
ISBN-10: 0415110637
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 2nd November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.15 x 16.15  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1