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Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage, and Integration After Communism

Milada Anna Vachudova

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199241194
eISBN:
9780191602382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241198.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The quality of political competition at the moment of transition explains the divergence in the domestic trajectories of East European states, steering Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic towards ... More


 Religion and Politics in Post‐Communism

Lavinia Stan and Lucian Turcescu

in Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195308532
eISBN:
9780199785728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308532.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introductory chapter serves as theoretical, historical and factual background for the volume. In it we review the book's theoretical framework, research design and structure, and investigate the ... 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


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


Constitutionalism as a Vehicle for Democratic Consolidation in Romania

Renate Weber

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:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes how constitutionalism contributed to the democratic consolidation in post‐communist Romania. The author emphasizes the fact that Romania could hardly be described as having a constitutional ... More


Bulgaria and Macedonia: Voluntary Dependence on External Actors

Kyril Drezov

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244096
eISBN:
9780191600371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924409X.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The main hypothesis of the chapter is that historically both Bulgaria and Macedonia have tended to adapt to an externally determined environment by opting for self‐limiting behaviour. This kind of ... More


Russia: Limping Along Towards American Democracy ?

Peter Rutland

in American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240975
eISBN:
9780191598999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240973.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Questions the extent to which post‐communist Russia has indeed become a democracy. It examines the problems of Russian democracy in different areas such as elections, separation of powers, judicial ... More


Liberal Pluralism and Post‐Communism

George Schöpflin

in Can Liberal Pluralism be Exported?: Western Political Theory and Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199248155
eISBN:
9780191602955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924815X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This paper explores the problems of liberal pluralism in post-Communist Central and South-Eastern Europe. It argues that the Anglo-Saxon analyses of post-Communism are hampered by the analysts’ own ... More


Slovenia: Social Pacts and Political Exchange

Miroslav Stanojević and Alenka Krašovec

in Social Pacts in Europe: Emergence, Evolution, and Institutionalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199590742
eISBN:
9780191728891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590742.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Economy

This chapter on Slovenia analyses a country where social pacting was the only mode of coordination able to ensure a relatively efficient regulation and resolution of the key economic, social, and ... More


Patriarchy and Post-communism: Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Valentine M. Moghadam

in Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290230
eISBN:
9780191684807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Contrary to what several observers expected, the dissolution of communism that resulted in a shift to a market economy had adverse effects on the status of women in terms of employment and ... More


Case Study. Post-Communist Land Reform and Changes in Tenure in the Czech Republic

Tomáš Doucha, Erik Mathijs, and F. M. Johan Swinnen

in Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242177
eISBN:
9780191697036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242177.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

When the Czech Republic was still under the Communism regime, agriculture was still organized in collective farms and in large-scale states. By 1989, the last year of Communist rule, 174 state farms ... More


East, West and Centre: Reframing post-1989 European Cinema

Michael Gott and Todd Herzog (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694150
eISBN:
9781474408592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694150.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Twenty-five years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communism in Eastern Europe, ten years have passed since the first formerly communist states entered the E.U. and an ... More


Keeping It Close to Home: Resourcefulness and Scarcity in Late Socialist and Postsocialist Poland

Małgorzata Mazurek

in Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199827657
eISBN:
9780199950461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827657.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

A history of shortages and scarcity in postwar Eastern Europe has usually been narrated in terms of its potential to provoke mass political action or else as individual cultural practices, such as ... More


Workers and revolution in Serbia: From Tito to Miloevic and beyond

Martin Upchurch and Darko Marinkovic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719085086
eISBN:
9781781706114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085086.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book offers a refreshing new analysis of the role of workers both in Tito's Yugoslavia and in the subsequent Serbian revolution against Milošević in October 2000. The authors argue that Tito and ... More


Constitutionalism and the Enlargement of Europe

Wojciech Sadurski

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199696789
eISBN:
9780191741722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696789.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Philosophy of Law

After the fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe, the newly democratized countries of this region joined two main pan‐European political and legal structures: the Council of Europe and the ... More


The Strain of Representation: How Parties Represent Diverse Voters in Western and Eastern Europe

Robert Rohrschneider and Stephen Whitefield

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652785
eISBN:
9780191744907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652785.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The main aim of the book is to assess and explain the extent to which political parties across Europe as a whole succeed in representing diverse voters. We note two important features of the European ... More


Institutional Design and Party Government in Post-Communist Europe

Csaba Nikolenyi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199675302
eISBN:
9780191755323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675302.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book examines the institutional foundations of coalition government in the ten post-communist democracies of Eastern and Central Europe for the 1990-2010 period: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, ... More


Housing and welfare states

Stuart Lowe

in The Housing Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847422736
eISBN:
9781447305514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Housing was neglected in the comparative welfare state literature until very recently. The reason for this appears to relate to some of ‘housing's’ characteristics, particularly that it is found ... More


Poland's Constitutional Breakdown

Wojciech Sadurski

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840503
eISBN:
9780191876219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840503.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

After its double victory in the 2015 presidential and parliamentary elections in Poland, the populist Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (PiS)) party began to dismantle all major checks and ... More


Authoritarian Regionalism in the World of International Organizations: Global Perspective and the Eurasian Enigma

Anastassia V. Obydenkova and Alexander Libman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198839040
eISBN:
9780191874918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198839040.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

The post-Cold War world has witnessed the extensive development of regional international organizations world-wide. The realtionship between their membership and democratization remains a topic of ... More


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