Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

  3. Patterns of Politics

  4. The Contemporary Political System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Judy Batt, Kataryna Wolczuk
      Pages 83-102
    3. Ray Taras
      Pages 103-125
    4. Gordon Wightman
      Pages 147-165
    5. Krzysztof Jasiewicz
      Pages 166-187
  5. The Politics of the Policy Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. George Blazyca
      Pages 191-215
    3. Terry Cox
      Pages 216-233
  6. Central and Eastern Europe and the Wider World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Adrian Hyde-Price
      Pages 255-275
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 296-321

About this book


This completely new replacement for Developments in East European Politics shifts the focus from the collapse of communism and process of transition to provide a genuinely comparative introduction to the emerging new political systems of the region. Like its companion volume on Western Europe, it brings together specially commissioned chapters by leading authorities to provide a tightly-integrated introduction to politics, government and policy set in a broad economic and social context.


communism constitution democracy European Politic European Politics gender government parliament Policy politics transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen White
    • 1
  • Judy Batt
    • 2
  • Paul G. Lewis
    • 3
  1. 1.University of GlasgowScotland
  2. 2.Centre for Russian and East European StudiesUniversity of BirminghamLondonEngland
  3. 3.Open UniversityLondonEngland

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