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Institutional Design in Post-Communist Societies : Rebuilding the Ship at Sea - Jon Elster

Institutional Design in Post-Communist Societies

Rebuilding the Ship at Sea

Paperback Published: 1st June 1998
ISBN: 9780521479318
Number Of Pages: 364

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This book examines the problems and issues facing formerly communist states as they seek to develop a new democratic political order and a market economy. Studies of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia provide detailed empirical data concerning constitution making, the shaping of democratic institutions, marketization of the economy, and social policy. This new research is then linked to innovative theoretical material to offer a unique assessment of the difficulties of creating a new political order in the region.

"New, interesting material." Comparative Politics "...a praiseworthy effort...Graduate level and above." Choice "...the substantive chapters are well crafted, detailed, and informative about such matters as the writing of constitutions, the working of electoral systems, the privatization of the economy, and the restructuring of the welfare states." Andrew C. Janos, Slavic Review

Introduction: agenda, agency, and aims of Central East European transitions
Mapping Eastern Europe
Constitutional politics in Eastern Europe
Building and consolidating democracies
Building capitalism in Eastern Europe
Social policy transformation
Consolidation and the cleavages of ideology and identity
Conclusion: the unfinished project
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ISBN: 9780521479318
ISBN-10: 0521479312
Series: Theories of Institutional Design
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 1st June 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.6  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.54