Post-Communist Democratization: Political Discourses Across Thirteen Countries by John S. DryzekPost-Communist Democratization: Political Discourses Across Thirteen Countries by John S. Dryzek

Post-Communist Democratization: Political Discourses Across Thirteen Countries

byJohn S. Dryzek, Leslie Templeman Holmes

Paperback | June 24, 2002

Pricing and Purchase Info

$57.02

Earn 285 plum® points
Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

The study of the democratic transitions of former Communist states has been fertile ground for students of politics. This book provides a novel "ground up" perspective by examining the ways in which ordinary people have viewed and responded to democracy. Examining a number of countries at different stages of transition, they argue that democracy has been understood differently in different places and with varying levels of approval. The authors define their research within the context of each country's history and relate their analysis to future prospects for reform.
Title:Post-Communist Democratization: Political Discourses Across Thirteen CountriesFormat:PaperbackPublished:June 24, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521001382

ISBN - 13:9780521001380

Reviews

Table of Contents

Part I. Introductory: 1. The discourses of democratic transition; 2. Methodology; Part II. Pre-Transition Countries: 3. China; 4. Yugoslavia; Part III. Halting Transitions: 5. Belarus; 6. Russia; 7. Ukraine; Part IV. Transition Torn by War: 8. Armenia; 9. Georgia; 10. Moldova; Part V. Late Developers: 11. Slovakia; 12. Romania; 13. Bulgaria; Part VI. Trailblazers: 14. Poland; 15. Czechia; Part VII. Conclusions: 16. Differences that matter - and those that do not.

Editorial Reviews

"This interesting and frequently provocative volume is sure to appeal to readers interested in whether democracy is likely to take root and flourish in postcommunist-ruled societies. Recommended." Choice