By Jan Zielonka
democratic consolidation via institutional means.
The goal is to distinction a collection of democracy theories with empirical facts collected in japanese Europe during the last ten years. the amount attempts to prevent advanced debates approximately definitions, tools and the makes use of and misuses of comparative examine. as an alternative it attempts to set up what has relatively occurred within the area, and which of the present theories have proved useful in explaining those developments.
The quantity starts off with a presentation of conceptual and comparative frameworks, by way of in-depth empirical analyses of the 13 person international locations present process democratic consolidation. the 1st conceptual and comparative half comprises 3 chapters. the 1st bankruptcy explains what institutional engineering is ready and describes our reports with institutional engineering in former transitions to democracy. It additionally specializes in the import and export of institutional designs. The
second bankruptcy analyses the software of constitutions within the means of democratic consolidation. The 3rd bankruptcy compares constitutional designs and difficulties of implementation in Southern and japanese Europe. The empirical case experiences take care of the next nations: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania,
Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Poland. And the conclusions assessment the big impression of associations on politics in japanese Europe and express how crucial constitutional designs are to the institutional engineering within the societies present process transitions to democracy.
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