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Contents PART ONE: ANATOMY OF A DIVERSE REGION I Introduction: Defining Central and Eastern Europe Judy Batt Irrepressible Diversity The 'Lands in Between': A Geopolitical Predicament 'Catching Up' with Europe - the Problem of Statehood Bearing the Brunt of European Power Politics The 'Return to Europe' 2 Poland Frances Millard The Transition to Postcornmunism Elections and Governments The 1991 Election and Problems of Government Formation 1993 and the Victory of the Successor Parties The Return of Solidarity The Election of 2001 Institutions and State-Building Issue and Policies 3 The Czech Republic and Slovakia Kieran Williams From Velvet Revolution to Dissolution The New States' Institutions and Party Systems Common Problems in Separate States 4 Hungary Mark Pittaway Postcommunist Patterns of Government Current Issues 5 The Balkans since 1989: The Winding Retreat from National Communism Tom Gallagher Contested and Stalled Transitions The Economic Context of Fragile Transitions The Corrosive Effects of War Ethnic Autocracies: A Comparison of the Serbian and Croation Regimes EU Efforts to Stabilize the Balkans Shortcomings of the International Approach Nationalism, Democracy and Crossnational Politics 6 Ukraine and Post-Soviet Europe: Authoritarian Consolidation or Renewed Reform? Andrew Wilson Historical Background and Independence from the USSR Politics in Independent Ukraine Dilemmas and Choices Conclusion PART Two: THE FRAMEWORK OF POLITICS 7 Executive Leadership: Presidents and Governments Ray Thras Models of the Political Executive Factors Shaping the Structure of Executive Power The Background of Central and Eastern European Leaders Conclusion 8 Structures of Representation: The New Parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe PetrKopecky Institutional Origins and Profile Parliaments and Representation Executive-Legislative Relations Internal Structures and Procedures Conclusion 9 Political Parties Paul G. Lewis Functions and Origins of Political Par-ties The Nature of the CEE Party Spectrum Party Structure and Organization Conclusion 10 Elections and Voting Behaviour Krzysztof Jasiewicz Seats and Votes: The Politics of Electoral Reform Patterns of Voting Behaviour 11 Constitutional Engineering in Central and Eastern Europe Klaus von Beyme Aspects of Constitutional Engineering in Central and Eastern Europe The Efficient Parts of the Constitution: Regime-Building in Central and Eastern Europe The Dignified Parts of the Constitution: Human and Civil Rights Protection of Rights and Constitutional Courts Conclusion PART THREE: ISSUES OF PUBLIC POLICY 12 Managing Transition Economies George Blazyca The Washington Consensus Transition Experiences Unresolved Issues - Policy Dilemmas 13 Changing Societies: Class and Inequality in Central and Eastern Europe Terry Cox Long-Tenn Social Structural Changes: Stratification and Mobility Social Change in the Postcommunist Transition Declining Standards of Health and Quality of Life Conclusion 14 The Implications of EU Enlargement Heather Grabbe The Accession Process So Far: Travelling Hopefully The Differential Impact of Enlargement Across Central and Eastern Europe New Dividing Lines in Europe: The Impact of EU Border Policies Conclusion PART FOUR: CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE 15 Democratization in Central and Eastern Europe: A Comparative Perspective Geoffrey Pridham Regime Change Trajectories and the Prospects for Democratic Consolidation Looking to the Future: A New Comparative Politics of Europe? Further Reading Bibliography Index
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