Parties and elections in new European democracies

Richard Rose, Neil Munro

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Abstract

The abrupt transformation of one-party Communist regimes into political systems holding competitive elections challenges theories of democracy by evolution. Part One develops an inter-active model of how the supply of parties by political elites shapes the responses of inexperienced electors, and what this means for the institutionalisation of party systems and party identification. The model is then applied to elections since 1990 in ten Central and East European democracies that are now members of the European Union. Part Two provides a definitive and up to date text of election results and the formation and disappearance of parties in these ten countries. In addition, there is a lengthy chapter on elections in Russia.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationColchester
Number of pages292
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

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Keywords

  • political parties
  • elections
  • European democracy
  • Communist regime

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Rose, Richard ; Munro, Neil. / Parties and elections in new European democracies. Colchester, 2009. 292 p.
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