The New Institutional Architecture of Eastern Europe

  • Stephen Whitefield

Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Gordon Smith
    Pages 1-13
  3. Richard Crampton
    Pages 14-34
  4. Judy Batt
    Pages 35-55
  5. Karen Henderson
    Pages 56-78
  6. Bill Lomax
    Pages 79-98
  7. George Kolankiewicz
    Pages 99-120
  8. Jonathan Eyal
    Pages 121-142
  9. Stephen Whitefield
    Pages 143-161
  10. David Dyker
    Pages 162-182
  11. George Schopflin
    Pages 183-200
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 201-204

About this book


The book is concerned with the formation of new institutions in Eastern Europe following the events of 1989. Two comparative chapters discuss the problems of institution building arising from the communist legacy and the difficulties of a successful transition to liberal democracy. In the remainder of the book, country-specific chapters deal with the institutional characteristics of countries in the region - Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, East Germany. Attention is focused on constitutions, executive and parliament relations, and parties and electoral systems.


communism constitution democracy electoral system executive Institution parliament

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen Whitefield
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Slavonic and East European StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

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