This title was first published in 2001. Based on a unique set of structured interviews with parliamentarians and additional interviews with party leaders and activists, this significant volume provides an illuminating account of the formation of the new democracies in Czechoslovakia and later, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Examining efforts to construct stable democratic parliamentary regimes in the wake of communist breakdown, it provides a rigorous analysis of parliaments’ relations with the electorate and the executive, as well as their internal working. Richly detailed and clearly written, this original study is an invaluable addition to the collection of anyone interested in post-communist Europe or parliamentary studies.
’An impressive study, an excellent blend of theory and empirical research, essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the development of the Czech and Slovak parliaments. This should be of value to all students of legislative developments.’ Professor The Lord Norton of Louth, University of Hull, UK ’Both the detailed evidence on many topics and the wide sweep of inquiry make a valuable contribution to our knowledge of one pair of post-communist countries and their parliaments.’ Journal of Legislative Studies ’…informative and theoretically well elaborated…’ Slavic Review
Contents: Introduction: transition, consolidation and parliamentary institutionalization; The institutional origins of the modern Czech and Slovak parliaments; Parliaments, parties and electorate: organizing representation; Executive-legislative relations: parliaments and governments; Executive-legislative relations: presidents; Inside the parliaments: parliamentary parties; Conclusion: growing apart?; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?
Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.
Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.
The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.
Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.
If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit https://www.routledge.com/series/PSYREVIVALS