Synopses & Reviews
The new edition of this market-leading text brings together specially commissioned chapters by a team of top international scholars on the changing politics of this diverse region negotiating the competing pulls of the European Union and post-communist Russia.
About the Author
Stephen White is James Bryce Professor of Politics at the University of Glasgow, UK and Visiting Professor at the Institute of Applied Politics in Moscow, Russia.
Paul G. Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the Open University.
Judy Batt holds a Jean Monnet Ad Personam Chair in the European Integration of South East Europe. She is an independent consultant on Balkan affairs.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Defining Central and Eastern Europe; Judy Batt
1. The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland; Frances Millard
2. The Other New Europeans; Tim Haughton
3. The Western Balkans; Judy Batt
4. The East Europeans: Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova; Andrew Wilson
5. The EU and Central and East European Politics; Nathaniel Copsey
6. The International Transformation and Re-regionalization of Eastern Europe; Rick Fawn
7. Executive Leadership; Ray Taras
8. Elections and Voters; Sarah Birch
9. Representation and Accountability: The Parliaments; David M. Olson
10. Political Parties; Paul G. Lewis
11. Citizens and Politics; Krzysztof Jasiewicz
12. Recovering from Transition in Eastern Europe: Neoliberal Reform in Retrospect; Mitchell A. Orenstein
13. Social Change and Social Policy; Terry Cox
14. The Quality of Post-Communist Democracy; Andrew Roberts