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Elections, Parties and Representation in Post-Communist Europe


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Frances Millard
    Pages 18-46
  3. Frances Millard
    Pages 47-72
  4. Frances Millard
    Pages 73-99
  5. Frances Millard
    Pages 100-128
  6. Frances Millard
    Pages 129-155
  7. Frances Millard
    Pages 184-223
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 281-350

About this book


Elections, Parties and Representation in Post-Communist Europe 1990-2002 stresses the ways in which the development of political parties affected the quality of democracy, the nature of political representation, and political accountability in the early stages of post-communist politics. It also analyzes the nature and consequences of the corpus of parliamentary candidates and deputies for the representation of social classes, women and minorities. In contrast with the wide social profile of communist parliaments, politics largely became the playground of new highly educated male elites.


communism democracy elections Electoral Europe parliament party system politics voter

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GovernmentUniversity of EssexUK

About the authors

FRANCES MILLARD is a Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. Her recent books include Polish Politics and Society, The Anatomy of the New Poland, and Embodying Democracy: Electoral System Design in Post-Communist Europe (with Sarah Birch, Marina Popescu, and Kieran Williams). She has written widely on communist and post-communist political and social developments.

Bibliographic information


Winner of the BASEES George Blazyca Prize , in recognition of the outstanding contribution to the field of East European Studies

For more information see the prize website: