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  • Aug 1993

Developments in East European Politics

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Perspectives on Eastern Europe

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Eastern Europe after Communism

      • Stephen White
      Pages 2-15
    3. Culture and Identity in Post-Communist Europe

      • George Schöpflin
      Pages 16-34
  3. Models of Transition in Eastern Europe

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 35-35
    2. Poland

      • David S. Mason
      Pages 36-50
    3. The Czech and Slovak Republics

      • Gordon Wightman
      Pages 51-65
    4. Hungary

      • Nigel Swain
      Pages 66-82
    5. Bulgaria

      • John D. Bell
      Pages 83-97
    6. Yugoslavia and Its Successor States

      • Jim Seroka
      Pages 98-121
  4. Patterns of Politics in Post-Communist Eastern Europe

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123
    2. Structures of Representation

      • Krzysztof Jasiewicz
      Pages 124-146
    3. Parties and Party Systems in Eastern Europe

      • Jan Ake Dellenbrant
      Pages 147-162
    4. Leaderships and Executives

      • Ray Taras
      Pages 163-185
    5. People and Politics

      • Chris Corrin
      Pages 186-204
    6. The Politics of Economic Transition

      • Judy Batt
      Pages 205-224
  5. Eastern Europe and Political Science

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 241-241
    2. The Comparative Politics of Eastern Europe

      • Daniel N. Nelson
      Pages 242-261
    3. History, Europe and the Politics of the East

      • Paul G. Lewis
      Pages 262-279

About this book

Eastern Europe is changing dramatically. Communist governments have been replaced, economies are being privatised, older nationalisms are reawakening. Developments in Eastern European Politics provides an analytic guide to the politics of transition, including both country studies and more broadly comparative discussions of leaderships and parties, movements and market reforms, social welfare and international politics. Detailed, up to date and authoritative, this will become the first-choice guide to the politics of the new Eastern Europe.


  • communism
  • comparative politics
  • culture
  • development
  • Europe
  • European Politic
  • European Politics
  • executive
  • government
  • identity
  • nationalism
  • party system
  • politics
  • reforms

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Russian and East European Studies, University of Glasgow, UK

    Stephen White

  • Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, UK

    Judy Batt

  • Open University, Milton Keynes, England

    Paul G. Lewis

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