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Consolidating Democracy In Poland

1st Edition

By Raymond Taras


288 pages

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A comprehensive analysis of politics in a young European democracy, this book describes the principal features of Poland's democratic system-the political institutions, parties, elections, and leaders that have shaped the transition from communism. Raymond Taras examines the complex Walesa phenomenon; the comeback of the communists; and the uneasy

Table of Contents

Introduction: Approaches to Democratization -- Historic Discontinuities: Dynasties, Republics, Partitions -- The Functioning of the Communist Regime -- Crises of the Communist System -- Coalition Formation and Crisis Resolution -- Democratic Structures of the Third Republic -- Socioeconomic Development, Foreign Policy, and the International Political Economy

About the Author

Raymond Taras has taught political science at universities in England, Canada, and the United States and has served as a national fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His publications include Ideology in a Socialist State: Poland 1956-83, The Road to Disillusion: From Critical Marxism to Postcommunism in Eastern Europe, and Nations and Politics in the Soviet Successor States.

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