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Author Steen, Anton, 1949- author.

Title Between past and future : elites, democracy and the state in post-communist countries : a comparison of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania / Anton Steen
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 389 pages)
Series Routledge revivals
Contents 1. From totalitarianism to democracy: The role of the elites -- 2. Data and methods -- 3. Recirculation or renewal of elites? -- 4. The social biography of the new elites -- 5. Elite personality and the democratic mind -- 6. The problem of the past: Punish or forget? -- 7. Contacts between institutions -- 8. Core elite persons -- 9. Kinship relations -- 10. The elites and the political parties -- 11. Trust between elites -- 12. Opening the 'steam boiler': Social and ethnic cleavages -- 13. Political support -- 14. The problem of representation -- 15. Basic values: Equality and state interference -- 16. Ideological polarization or unification? -- 17. Policy priorities and policy instruments -- 18. Policy outcomes: Is the state withering away? -- 19. The elite network state
Summary Published in 1997, this text presents a specific interest in analyzing the role of the elites as a key factor for democratic rule and policy changes. In order to put the elites in perspective the author has also conducted opinion surveys asking some of the same questions among representative samples of the populations in the three countries. Comparing these three rather similar states gives possibilities for singling out conditions for specific national developments in elite structure and policies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-389)
Notes Anton Steen
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 26, 2019)
Subject Elite (Social sciences) -- Baltic States
Post-communism -- Baltic States
Elite (Social sciences)
Politics and government.
Estonia -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Latvia -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Lithuania -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Baltic States.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429242700