1st Edition

Parliaments In Transition The New Legislative Politics In The Former Ussr And Eastern Europe

By Thomas Remington Copyright 1994
    246 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    This pathbreaking book provides a cross-national exploration of legislative politics in the democratizing societies of Russia, Ukraine, the former Czechoslovakia, and Hungary. Distinguished specialists in legislative politics and area studies set the post-Soviet legislatures in the perspective of democratic and democratizing legislatures elsewhere

    Introduction: Parliamentary Elections and the Transition from Communism -- The New Political Leadership of Central Europe: The Example of the New Hungarian National Assembly -- Professional Engagement and Role Definition Among Post-Soviet Legislators -- Political Cleavages in Yaroslavl Politics -- The Sundered State: Federalism and Parliament in Czechoslovakia -- Voting Behavior in the Ukrainian Parliament: The Language Factor -- Transitional Institutions and Parliamentary Alignments in Russia 1990–1993 -- Political Cleavages Among the Russian Deputies -- The Current Crisis -- Conclusion: Partisan Competition and Democratic Stability


    Thomas F. Remington is Professor of Political Science at Emory University. Among his publications are Politics and the Soviet System (1989); The Truth of Authority: Ideology and Communication in the Soviet Union (1988); Building Socialism in Bolshevik Russia: Ideology and Industrial Organization, 1917–1921 (1984); and, with Frederick C. Barghoorn, Politics in the USSR (1986). He has published numerous books and articles dealing with Soviet and post-Soviet politics. His most recent research focuses on the new Russian legislative branch.