The enlargement of the European Union (EU), with the accession of ten new member states, is probably the most important moment in its history.
The European Union's New Democracies is carefully designed to introduce students to the politics of the post-communist states which are now part of the EU. It also explains the political systems of the states of Central and Eastern Europe within the framework of European integration. Written in an extremely clear and accessible style it:
- provides comprehensive coverage of Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia, as well as Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania
- explains the historical background to the transition process
- compares the political systems, institutions, party systems and constitutions
- examines the conflicts between 'old' and 'new' Europe over foreign policy
- analyzes the development of the EU's enlargement policy.
Introduction: Eastern Europe under Communism 1945-1985Part 1: The Transition to Democracy, 1985-19921. The Fall of Communism2. The Course of the 'Revolutions': Country Studies3. Redefining Statehood4. Constitutional ChoicesPart 2: The Struggle to Consolidate Democracy, 1993-19985. Building Democracy, 1992-19986. Alternation of Government: Country Studies7. Economic and Social Transformation8. Building Party SystemsPart 3: The Return to Europe, 1999-20049. Negotiating with the European Union10. The New Democracies: Country Studies11. The Political Systems of the New Member States12. The New Democracies in the Wider EuropeConclusion: Europe Reunited.Bibliography.Index-
Number Of Pages: 288
Available: 1st January 2020
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.4
Edition Number: 1