Creating parliamentary government the transition to democracy in Bulgaria
By: Melone, Albert P.Material type: BookSeries: Parliaments and legislatures series: Publisher: Columbus Ohio State University Press 1998Description: xxi,323p. ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0814207707 .Subject(s): Bulgaria. Narodno sŭbranie -- History | Legislative bodies -- Bulgaria -- History | Representative government and representation -- Bulgaria -- History | Democracy -- Bulgaria -- History | Bulgaria -- Politics and government -- 1990-DDC classification: 320.9499
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-306) and index.
Pt. I. National Roundtable Talks. The End of Vendetta. At the Creation: Internal Politics and Intragroup Dynamics. Start of the Roundtable: Initial Posturing, Gamesmanship, and the Secret Police. Roundtable Agreements and the Election for the Grand National Assembly -- Pt. II. The Grand National Assembly. Adopting a New Constitution. Interpreting Events -- Pt. III. Consolidation Politics: Parliament and Interinstitutional Conflict. Bulgaria's Parliament and Democracy as a Work in Progress. The Struggle for Judicial Independence. Conclusions.
Creating Parliamentary Government is an in-depth account of events in Bulgaria since the November 1989 bloodless coup that brought down the strongman dictatorship of Todor Zhivkov. Albert P. Melone shows that Bulgaria is a striking example of a state that is successful in creating and maintaining democratic institutions without fulfilling the so-called preconditions: a strong economy, a middle class, a competitive party system, and a civic culture.
The heart of this book is Melone's lively interviews with many key players in Bulgaria's historic transition to democracy.