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The Experience of Democratization in Eastern Europe

Selected Papers from the Fifth World Congress of Central and East European Studies, Warsaw, 1995

  • Richard Sakwa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Richard Sakwa
    Pages 1-15
  3. Árpád Szakolczai
    Pages 16-31
  4. John Russell
    Pages 32-61
  5. Grigory Nemiria
    Pages 72-90
  6. Daniel N. Nelson
    Pages 118-137
  7. Valentin V. Peschanski
    Pages 185-201
  8. Roumen Daskalov
    Pages 202-221
  9. Krzysztof Zielke
    Pages 222-258
  10. Judith Armstrong
    Pages 259-273
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 285-297

About this book


Drawing on a selection of papers presented to the Fifth World Congress of Central and East European Studies held in Warsaw in August 1995, the book presents a broad cross-section of thinking about postcommunist developments in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Specialists from the region and the West apply their unique insights to challenge some conventional views on the transition. The book is both diverse and focused, suggesting that the experience of democratisation is an open-ended process in which those involved learn both from their own experience and from comparative transitions elsewhere. It provides a rich source for the comparative analysis of democratisation.


communism democracy democratization European Union (EU) geopolitics government political process postcommunism transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Sakwa
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyUK

About the editors

JUDITH ARMSTRONG Senior Associate, Department of Germanic Studies and Russian, University of Melbourne URSULA J.VAN BEEK Research Fellow, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa JACK BIELASIAK Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington ROUMEN D.DASKALOV Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Sofia University, Bulgaria MICHAL ILLNER Director, Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic RAINER LINDNER NEIL MELVIN Lecturer in Russian and Central Asian Politics, University of Leeds DANIEL N. NELSON Professor of International Studies, Old Dominion University, Virginia, and President, Global Concepts, Inc. GRIGORY NEMIRIA Director, Graduate Programme, Kiev Mohyla Academy, Ukraine VALENTIN PESCHANSKII Leading Research Fellow, Institute of the World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences JOHN RUSSELL Head, Department of Modern Languages, University of Bradford ARPAD SZAKOLCZAI Assistant Professor of Political and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, European University Institute, Florence KRZYSTZTOF ZIELKE Fellow, Institute for Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

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