The politics of Central Europe [electronic resource] /Attila �Agh.
By: �Agh, Attila.Material type: BookSeries: Sage politics texts: Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1998Description: 1 online resource (ix, 244 p.).ISBN: 9781849206846 (electronic bk.); 1849206848 (electronic bk.); 9780761950318; 0761950311.Subject(s): Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989- | Europe, Central -- Politics and government -- 1989- | Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern | Post-communism -- Europe, Central | Democratization -- Europe, Eastern | Democratization -- Europe, Central | Post-communism | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General | Politieke ontwikkeling | Democratization | Political science | Post-communism | Europe, Central | Europe, Eastern | Since 1989Genre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 320.947 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. -234) and index.
Cover; Summary of Contents; Contents; List of Tables; List of Appendices; List of Chronologies; PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTORY OVERVIEW; 1 -- The Central European and Balkan Regions in Transition; PART TWO: TRANSFORMATION IN EAST CENTRAL EUROPE AND THE BALKANS; 2 -- The Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe; 3 -- The Triple Transition and Nation -Building; 4 -- Building Institutional Democracy: Parliamentary and Presidential Systems; 5 -- The Role of Political Parties: Political Culture and Electoral Behaviour; PART THREE: THE REGIONS IN COMPARATIVE TRANSITION.
Description based on print version record.
This book provides a thorough introduction to East Central Europe and its renewed emergence since the momentous changes in the former Soviet bloc. By carefully differentiating between Central Europe, East Central Europe and the Balkans, Attila [ac]Agh shows how the term �Eastern Europe' was a political misnomer of the Cold War. Drawing on theories of democratization to develop a common conceptual and theoretical framework, this textbook is the first to place the political and social changes of this complex region in a genuinely comparative perspective. Through broad thematic sections the stude.