Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe: Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors

Paperback | June 1, 2001

EditorJan Zielonka, Alex Pravda

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This is the second volume in a two-volume series of books on democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe. The first volume focused on the issue of institutional engineering. This second volume analyses the external parameters of democratic consolidation in thirteen Eastern European countries:how different international actors and various economic, cultural and security types of transnational pressures have shaped democratic politics in the region. The aim is to contrast a set of democracy theories with empirical evidence accumulated in Eastern Europe over the last ten years. The volume tries to avoid complex debates about definitions, methods and the uses and misuses of comparative research. Instead it seeks to establish what has reallyhappened in the region, and which of the existing theories are helpful in explaining these developments. The volume is divided into two parts. The first part presents a conceptual and comparative frame of analysis, the second consists of detailed studies of individual countries undergoing democratic consolidation. Case study chapters deal with the following countries: Estonia and Latvia, Hungary,Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia, the states of former Yugoslavia, Belarus and Ukraine, and finally Russia. The concluding chapter identifies a set of variables responsible for the enormous impact of external factors on democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe.It conceptualises the interplay of internal and external factors impinging upon democracy, and shows the interplay of different positive and negative types of external pressures. It also evaluates the conscious Western effort to craft or engineer democracy in Eastern Europe.

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This is the second volume in a two-volume series of books on democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe. The first volume focused on the issue of institutional engineering. This second volume analyses the external parameters of democratic consolidation in thirteen Eastern European countries:how different international actors and variou...

Alex Pravda is at St Antony's College, Oxford. Jan Zielonka is at European University Institute.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:568 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.14 inPublished:June 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Alex Pravda: IntroductionPART 1 COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES1. Karen E. Smith: Western Actors and the Promotion of Democracy2. Iver Neumann: Regionalization and Democratic Consolidation3. Susan Senior Nello: The Impact of External Economic Factors: The Role of the IMF4. Reimund Seidelmann: International Security and Democracy-Building5. S. Neil MacFarlane: The Internationalization of Ethnic Strife6. Ewa Morawska: International Migration and the Consolidation of Democracy7. Leslie Holmes: Crime, Corruption and Politics: Transnational Factors8. Stephen Whitefield and Geoffrey Evans: Attitudes towards the West, Democracy and the MarketPART 2 NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES9. Vello Pettai: Estonia and Latvia: International Influences on Citizenship and Minority Intergration10. Laszlo Valki: The Case of Hungary11. Antoni Kaminski: Poland: Compatibility of External and Internal Democratic Designs12. Milada Anna Vachudova: The Czech Republic: The Unexpected Force of Institutional Constraints13. Ivo Samson: Slovakia: Misreading the Western Message14. Tom Gallagher: Building Democracy in Romania: Internal Shortcomings and External Neglect15. Kyril Drezov: Bulgaria and Macedonia: Voluntary Dependence on External Actors16. Radovan Vukadinovic: Yugoslavia: International Efforts to Link Peace, Stability and Democracy17. Taras Kuzio: Belarus and Ukraine: Democracy-Building in a Grey Security Zone18. Marie Mendras: Russia and the West: To Belong or Not to Belong? b19. Jan Zielonka: Foreign Made Democracy