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Consolidating democracy in Poland

Author: Ray Taras
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1995.
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A comprehensive analysis of politics in a young European democracy, this book describes the principal features of Poland's democratic system - the political institutions, parties, elections, and leaders that have shaped the transition from communism. Recognizing that democratic consolidation requires economic development, Raymond Taras also considers Poland's economic performance under free-market rules as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taras, Ray, 1946-
Consolidating democracy in Poland.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1995
(OCoLC)604456701
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Taras
ISBN: 0813314631 9780813314631 081331464X 9780813314648
OCLC Number: 32738125
Description: xii, 276 pages : tables ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction Approaches to Democratization --
1. Historic Discontinuities: Dynasties, Republics, Partitions --
2. The Functioning of the Communist Regime --
3. Crises of the Communist System --
4. Coalition Formation and Crisis Resolution --
5. Democratic Structures of the Third Republic --
6. Socioeconomic Development, Foreign Policy, and the International Political Economy.
Responsibility: Raymond Taras.
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Providing a detailed analysis of politics in a young European democracy, this book describes the principal features of Poland's democratic system - the political institutions, parties, elections and  Read more...

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