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Parties and elections in new European democracies

Rose, Richard and Munro, Neil (2009) Parties and elections in new European democracies. ECPR Press, Colchester. ISBN 9780955820328

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Abstract

The abrupt transformation of one-party Communist regimes into political systems holding competitive elections challenges theories of democracy by evolution. Part One develops an inter-active model of how the supply of parties by political elites shapes the responses of inexperienced electors, and what this means for the institutionalisation of party systems and party identification. The model is then applied to elections since 1990 in ten Central and East European democracies that are now members of the European Union. Part Two provides a definitive and up to date text of election results and the formation and disappearance of parties in these ten countries. In addition, there is a lengthy chapter on elections in Russia.

Item type: Book
ID code: 39126
Keywords: political parties, elections, European democracy, Communist regime, Political theory
Subjects: Political Science > Political theory
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > Politics
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2012 14:24
Last modified: 07 Dec 2013 10:33
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/39126

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