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Origin, ideology and transformation of political parties : East-Central and Western Europe compared

Author: Vít Hloušek; Lubomír Kopeček
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Two decades have now passed since the transition to democracy began in Eastern Europe, transforming dictatorships into democracies. Today the West and East-Central European countries share a common political space - the European Union. This offers a fascinating perspective for analysis of the similarities and differences, and a search for their roots. In this book, Vit Hlousek and Lubomir Kopecek critically apply  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hloušek, Vít.
Origin, ideology and transformation of political parties.
Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010
(DLC) 2010006279
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vít Hloušek; Lubomír Kopeček
ISBN: 9780754696612 0754696618 1282535854 9781282535855
OCLC Number: 649909540
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 263 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Types of political parties and party families ---
2. Social democrats and socialists: long way of adaptation and peculiarities of origins of East-Central European parties ---
3. The far left: family diversity and traditionalist nostalgia in East-Central Europe ---
4. The Greens: success in the West, 'fooling around' in the East ---
5. The agrarian parties: remembrance of things past ---
6. The liberals, or, the curse of the political center ---
7. The Christian Democrats: between adaptation and a struggle for survival ---
8. The conservatives: between tradition and change ---
9. The far right: between tradition and post-modernity ---
10. Ethnic and regional parties: rise in the West, remnants in the East ---
11. Party families in East-Central and Western Europe at the beginning of the 21st century: similarities and divergences.
Responsibility: Vít Hloušek and Lubomír Kopeček.


Applies the party-families approach to political parties in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia. With chapters devoted to social democrats, greens, the far right and left  Read more...


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'Despite the wealth of research, the question of why party system development has been so turbulent and uneven in the region is still unsettled. With their new book, VA t HlouA!ek and LubomA r Read more...

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