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PARTIES AND ELECTIONS IN NEW EUROPEAN DEMOCRACIES

Author: Richard Rose and Neil Munro
 
Description: The abrupt transformation of one-party Communist regimes into political systems holding competitive elections challenges theories of democracy by evolution. This book develops an inter-active model of how the supply of parties by political elites shapes the responses of inexperienced electors. It shows how this creates a floating system of parties and prevents the establishment of durable party identifications. The model is then applied to elections since 1990 in ten Central and East European democracies that are now members of the European Union. The book also provides a definitive text of election results and the formation and disappearance of parties in ten new EU countries from January, 1990 to January 2009. In addition, there is a lengthy chapter on parties and elections in Russia.

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Postal Address:    CSPP Publications, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XQ, UK

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