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Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering
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Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Jan Zielonka


This is the first volume in a two‐volume series focusing on two major influences on democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe—institutional engineering and transnational pressures. Volume 1 analyses constraints on and opportunities for institutional engineering in Eastern Europe: to what extent elites in Eastern Europe have been able to shape, if not manipulate, the politics of democratic consolidation through institutional means and how. The aim is to juxtapose a set of democracy theories with empirical evidence accumulated in Eastern Europe over the course of the last 10 years. The volume t ... More

Keywords: constitution, constitutional design, constitutionalism, democracy, democratic consolidation, democratization, Eastern Europe, elites, institutional engineering

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199244089
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199244081.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Zielonka, editor
European University Institute
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Part I Institutional Engineering in a Comparative Perspective

Part II Institutional Engineering in a National Perspective