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Political parties after communism : developments in East-Central Europe

Author: Tomáš Kostelecký
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The core of the work studies three areas: historical and cultural factors, social cleavages, and electoral rules. In general, Kostelecky sees a move toward more organized political parties, greater rational choice and self-interest in voters' decisions, and better-structured, stabler politics. In other words, East-Central European politics is transforming itself from simply a reaction against the politics of the  Read more...
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Kostelecký, Tomáš.
Political parties after communism.
Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606816979
Online version:
Kostelecký, Tomáš.
Political parties after communism.
Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)609220477
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tomáš Kostelecký
ISBN: 0801868513 9780801868511
OCLC Number: 48662457
Notes: Reviews the post-communist development of political parties in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.
Description: xx, 213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An overview of party development (1850-1989) --
A new day : parties in the post-communist period (1990 to the present) --
The party system : a product of a country's history and culture? --
The party system : a reflection of social cleavages? --
The party system : a product of the rules of the game? --
Political party development in post-communist East-Central Europe : in search of general patterns.
Responsibility: Thomas Kostelecky.
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