How have national identities changed, developed and reacted in the wake of transition from communism to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe? Central and Eastern Europe After Transition defines and examines new autonomous differences adopted at the state and the supranational level in the post-transitional phase of the post-Communist area, and considers their impact on constitutions, democracy and legal culture. With representative contributions from older and newer EU members, the book provides a broad set of cultural points for reference. Its comparative and interdisciplinary approach includes a useful selection of bibliographical resources specifically devoted to the Central Eastern European countries' transitions.
Alberto Febbrajo is Professor of Law at the University of Macerata, Italy, and a former Rector of the university. Wojciech Sadurski is Professor of Law at the University of Sydney, and former Dean of the Law dept, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
'What are the striking features that may shape the future legal regimes of Central and Eastern Europe? Twenty years after the collapse of communism, with the end of the transitional process, the new Member States have taken a path leading towards new socio-legal semantics. This book, by carrying out a thorough investigation of the constitutional arena, provides a wide topical and territorial account of new legal and political cultures shaping the region of former soviet dominance. Its interdisciplinary nature and politico-legal bibliography are both important features and will be valuable to readers.' Csaba Varga, Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Hungary