Democracy and Political Culture in Eastern Europe

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-04-29
  • Publisher: Routledge

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What is the relationship between democracy and political culture in countries undergoing major systemic change? Have subjective political orientations of citizens been important in shaping the development of democracy in central and eastern Europe after the fall of communism? These core questions are tackled here by an impressive range of experts.

Table of Contents

Introduction Support for Democracy and Autocracy in Eastern Europe Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Dieter Fuchs, Susanne Fuchs, and Jan Zielonka Part I Comparative Perspectives Chapter 1 Democratic Communities in Europe: A Comparison between East and West Dieter Fuchs and Hans-Dieter Klingemann Chapter 2 East European Value Systems in Global Perspective Ronald Inglehart Chapter 3 Historical and Cultural Borderlines in Eastern Europe Gabriel Badescu Part II National Perspectives Chapter 4 The Czech Republic: Critical Democrats and the Persistence of Democratic Values Zdenka Mansfeldova Chapter 5 Slovenia in Central Europe: Merely Meteorological or a Value Kinship? Vlado Miheljak Chapter 6 Hungary: Structure and Dynamics of Democratic Consolidation Christian W. Haerpfer Chapter 7 Slovakia: Pathways to a Democratic Community Silvia Mihalikova Chapter 8 Poland: Citizens and Democratic Politics Renata Siemienska Chapter 9 Latvia: Democracy as an Abstract Value Ilze Koroleva and Ritma Rungule Chapter 10 Lithuania: Civic Society and Democratic Orientation Rasa Alisauskiene Chapter 11 Estonia: Changing Value Patterns in a Divided Society Mikk Titma and Andu Raemmer Chapter 12 Romania: Fatalistic Political Cultures Revisited Alina Mungiu-Pippidi Chapter 13 Bulgaria: Democratic Orientations in Support of Civil Society Andrei Raichev and Antony Todorov Chapter 14 Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine: Construction of Democratic Communities Elena Bashkirova Bibliography

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