Democracy and Political Culture in Eastern Europe
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Democracy and Political Culture in Eastern Europe by Hans-Dieter Klingemann
Book DescriptionWhat is the relationship between democracy and political culture in countries undergoing major systemic change? Have subjective political orientations of citizens been important in shaping the development of democracy in central and eastern Europe after the fall of communism? These core questions are tackled by an impressive range of twenty political scientists, sixteen of which are based in the central and eastern European countries covered in this essential new book. Their analyses draw on a unique set of data collected and processed by the contributors to this volume within the framework of the World Values Survey project. This data enables these authors to establish similarities and differences in support of democracy between a large number of countries with different cultural and structural conditions as well as historical legacies. The macro-level findings of the book tend to support the proposition that support of democracy declines the further east one goes. In contrast, micro-level relationships have been found to be astonishingly similar. For example, support of democracy is always positively related to higher levels of education - no matter where an individual citizen happens to live. This new book builds a clear understanding of what makes democracies strong and resistant to autocratic temptation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415386029
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hans-Dieter Klingemann
Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, Paperback (February 2012)
The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems systematically deals with the question of the impact of institutions on political behaviour. It provides comparative data on the micro- and the macro-level to study electoral behaviour empirically across a broad range of institutional contexts.
Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior, Paperback (July 2009)
This Oxford Handbook assembles the world's leading scholars on public opinion and political behavior to describe the state-of-the-art research on the beliefs, values and behaviors of contemporary publics. It will become the first point of reference for scholars and students interested in these key issues.
Democracy and Political Culture in Eastern Europe, Paperback (June 2008)
Establishes similarities and differences in support of democracy between a large number of countries with different cultural and structural conditions as well as historical legacies.
Mapping Policy Preferences, Hardback (November 2006)» View all books by Hans-Dieter Klingemann
This book provides estimates of party positions, voter preferences and government policy from election programmes collected systematically for 51 countries from 1990 onwards. It provides these estimates directly for computer use on the CD ROM provided with it. The printed text provides documentation and suggests uses for the data.
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Author Biography - Hans-Dieter Klingemann
Hans-Dieter Klingemann is Professor of Political Science (emeritus) at the Freie Universitat, Berlin, and Director (emeritus), Social Science Research Center Berlin, Germany. Dieter Fuchs is Professor of Political Science at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Jan Zielonka is Ralf Dahrendorf Fellow in European Politics at St. Anthony's College, Oxford, UK.
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