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Contents List of Figures vi List of Tables vii List of Frequently Used Abbreviations viii Acknowledgements ix 1 Introduction: Assessing the Role of Political Leaders in a Post-Communist Country 1 2 The Leader and His Party 25 3 The Leader and the Coalition 48 4 The Leader and the Institutional Framework of Politics 81 5 The Leader and Public Opinion 101 6 The Leader and the Wider World: the Role of the International Environment 122 7 Putting Me?iar in Comparative Perspective: The Role of Political Leaders in Post-Communist Europe 132 Bibliography 146 Index 169
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Slovakia -- Politics and government -- 1993-.
Political leadership -- Slovakia.
Meciar, Vladimír, 1942-.
Political leadership -- Europe, Eastern.
Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern.