This book stimulates inquiry into questions about how to facilitate and consolidate transitions from Leninism to market-oriented democracies. It allows readers to appreciate the diversity of opinion that exists on such questions as the causes for what happened and the prospects for the future.
1. Introduction 2. To Leninism and Back 3. Historical Foundations for Democracy in Russia? 4. Democracy and the Market: A Marriage of Inconvenience 5. Consolidating Democratic Breakthroughs in Leninist States 6. Implementing a Market-Oriented Economy 7. The Role of Law in Democratic and Economic Reform 8. Civil Society and Freedom in the Post-Communist World 9. Civil Society in the Emerging Democrades: Poland and Hungary 10. Transforming East Germany: A New German Question 11. Transition to Democracy in Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland: A Preliminary Analysis 12. Democratization in the Multinational State of Yugoslavia 13. Economic Decentralization and Democratization 14. Civil Society and Democratization in China 15. The Prospects for Transitions from Leninism to Democracy