9780199244096

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

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    9780199244096

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    019924409X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-08-16
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
ix
List of Tables
x
List of Contributors
xi
Introduction 1(28)
Alex Pravda
Part I. Comparative Perspectives 29(226)
Western Actors and the Promotion of Democracy
31(27)
Karen E. Smith
Regionalization and Democratic Consolidation
58(18)
Iver B. Neumann
The Impact of External Economic Factors: The Role of the IMF
76(36)
Susan Senior Nello
International Security and Democracy Building
112(27)
Reimund Seidelmann
The Internationalization of Ethnic Strife
139(24)
S. Neil MacFarlane
International Migration and the Consolidation of Democracy
163(29)
Ewa Morawska
Crime, Corruption, and Politics: Transnational Factors
192(39)
Leslie Holmes
Attitudes towards the West, Democracy, and the Market
231(24)
Stephen Whitefield
Geoffrey Evans
Part II. National Perspectives 255(278)
Estonia and Latvia: International Influences on Citizenship and Minority Integration
257(24)
Vello Pettai
Hungary: Understanding Western Messages
281(30)
Laszlo Valki
Poland: Compatibility of External and Internal Democratic Designs
311(14)
Antoni Z. Kaminiski
The Czech Republic: The unexpected Force of Institutional Constraints
325(38)
Milada Anna Vachudova
Slovakia: Misreading the Western Message
363(20)
Ivo Samson
Building Democracy in Romania: Internal Shortcomings and External Neglect
383(30)
Tom Gallagher
Bulgaria and Macedonia: Voluntary Dependence on External Actors
413(24)
Kyril Drezov
Former Yugoslavia: International Efforts to Link Peace, Stability, and Democracy
437(18)
Radovan Vukadinovic
Belarus and Ukraine: Democracy Building in a Grey Security Zone
455(30)
Taras Kuzio
Russia and the West: To Belong or not to Belong?
485(26)
Marie Mendras
Conclusions: Foreign Made Democracy
511(22)
Jan Zielonka
Select Bibliography 533(9)
Index 542

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