Democracy

Reds, Greens, Blues and Browns: Party Development, Electoral Volatility and On-Going Surprises in East European Elections

Since the fall of communism, most postcommunist countries in Eastern Europe have held five or six successive elections, giving researchers an adequate data set with which to evaluate political party development in the region. Steven Deets has used this data in order to determine whether the party system that has emerged is coherent or disjointed, compared to the systems of Western Europe; whether political parties were held to their electoral promises by their electorates; and whether the party systems are generally stable or still in the process of evolution.

Constitution Drafting in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ten years after the adoption of the Dayton Accords, the awkward, redundant, expensive and often ineffective institutional structure that resulted from that process is largely still in place today. Careful not to give too much power at the federal level to any one ethnic group, the Dayton Accords divested power from the center to local governing bodies.

The Dynamics of Democratization: Civil Society in East Europe, 1996-2002

The Dynamics of Democratization:
Civil Society in East Europe, 1996-2002
March 9, 2005
Staff-prepared summary of the EES discussion with Christian Haerpfer, Reader in the Department of Politics, University of Aberdeen and 2004-2005 Wilson Center Fellow

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