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Institutional Engineering and Transition to Democracy

Klaus von Beyme

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Begins by pointing out that the concept of institutional engineering was not invented for the latest wave of transitions from dictatorship to democracy, but rather created for evaluating a democratic ... More


Bulgaria: The (Ir)Relevance of Post‐communist Constitutionalism

Venelin I. Ganev

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Argues that institutional engineering in Bulgaria reflects the enduring legacies of communism, such as inability to solve social problems or to improve the level of economic prosperity. Using ... More


Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Jan Zielonka (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This is the first volume in a two‐volume series focusing on two major influences on democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe—institutional engineering and transnational pressures. Volume 1 analyses ... More


Estonia: Positive and Negative Institutional Engineering

Vello Pettai

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Outlines Estonia's path to a new constitution along with an assessment of the new institutions in place since 1992. Because of constant political conflict, Pettai argues that the constitution‐making ... More


Power Imbalance and Institutional Interests in Russian Constitutional Engineering

Gadis Gadzhiev

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes Russia as an incomplete democracy, in which a compromise regarding constitutional engineering was never reached and important decisions regarding power‐sharing were postponed, ultimately ... More


Slovakia: From the Ambiguous Constitution to the Dominance of Informal Rules

Darina Malová

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes the reasons behind the hastily drafted Constitution of Slovakia and explains why it proved insufficient to provide guidance to political leaders and to foster the consolidation of ... More


Semi‐Presidentialism and Comparative Institutional Engineering

Robert Elgie

in Semi-Presidentialism in Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293866
eISBN:
9780191599156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293860.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The focus of this chapter is the academic debate on the choice of semi‐presidentialism as an appropriate constitutional arrangement. However, it does not aim to demonstrate that semi‐presidentialism ... More


Ukraine: Tormented Constitution‐Making

Kataryna Wolczuk

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes Ukraine's protracted and discontinued constitution‐making process. Wolczuk explains that the Ukrainian leaders’ initial decision to preserve the Constitution was due to the broad range of ... More


The Czech Republic: From the Burden of the Old Federal Constitution to the Constitutional Horse Trading Among Political Parties

Petr Kopecký

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes the transition of the Czech Republic from the federal Constitution of Czechoslovakia to the adoption of a new Constitution of the Czech Republic. The Czech Constitution is widely accepted ... More


Hungary's Pliable Constitution

Istvan Szikinger

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes the process of institutional engineering and the consequences of the absence of a new constitution in Hungary. As a result of the amendments passed by the outgoing communist parliament ... More


Conclusions: On the Relevance of Institutions and the Centrality of Constitutions in Post‐Communist Transitions

Wojciech Sadurski

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The concluding chapter concentrates on the importance of institutions in the democratic consolidation of post‐communist Eastern Europe. The chapter is divided into four parts that address issues ... More


Rebuilding Democracy in Latvia: Overcoming a Dual Legacy

Adolf Sprudzs

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Emphasizes the difficult process of constitutional engineering in Latvia. The author argues that these difficulties stem from two historical legacies: the inter‐war independence period and the Soviet ... More


Slovenia: From Elite Consensus to Democratic Consolidation

Milo Cerar

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes how the Slovenian transition from communism to democratic consolidation influenced the institutional engineering in Slovenia. Since there was no real tradition of statehood or experience ... More


Legitimacy: The Price of a Delayed Constitution in Poland

Mirosław Wyrzykowski

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes the constitution‐making process in Poland. The main feature of this process was the ability to reach a compromise in a conflict‐prone political setting. The chapter analyses major stages of ... More


Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors

Jan Zielonka and Alex Pravda (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244096
eISBN:
9780191600371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924409X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This is the second volume in a two‐volume series on democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe. The series focuses on three major aspects of democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe: institutional ... More


Institutions and Policies Shaping Industrial Development: An Introductory Note

Mario Cimoli, Giovanni Dosi, Richard Nelson, and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Industrial Policy and Development: The Political Economy of Capabilities Accumulation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199235261
eISBN:
9780191715617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235261.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter notes that all historical experiences of sustained economic growth — starting at least from the English Industrial Revolution — find their enabling conditions in a rich set of ... More


Deliberative Intergovernmentalism and Institutional Change

Uwe Puetter

in The European Council and the Council: New intergovernmentalism and institutional change

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198716242
eISBN:
9780191784903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716242.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Deliberative intergovernmentalism as a novel analytical framework in the field of integration theory focuses on understanding the new intergovernmentalism in EU policy-making and the centrality of ... More


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