Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe
Assessing the Legacy of Communist Rule
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Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe by Grzegorz Ekiert
Book DescriptionThis volume presents a shared effort to apply a general historical-institutionalist approach to the problem of assessing institutional change in the wake of communism's collapse in Europe. It brings together a number of leading senior and junior scholars with outstanding reputations as specialists in postcommunism and comparative politics to address central theoretical and empirical issues involved in the study of postcommunism. The authors address such questions as how historical 'legacies' of the communist regime be defined, how their impact can be measured in methodologically rigorous ways, and how the effects of temporal and spatial context can be taken into account in empirical research on the region. Taken as a whole, the volume makes an important contribution to the growing literature by utilizing the comparative historical method to study key problems of world politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521529853
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Grzegorz Ekiert
Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, Hardback (September 2003)
This book addresses the problem of assessing institutional change in the wake of communism's collapse in Europe.
State Against Society, Paperback (September 1996)» View all books by Grzegorz Ekiert
Presents an analysis of the major political crises in post-1945 East Central Europe: Hungary (1956-63), Czechoslovakia (1968-76), and Poland (1980-89). This book also explores how political crises reshaped party-state institutions, redefined relations between party and state institutions, and modified the political practices of these regimes.
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