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Author Semenova, Elena.

Title Parliamentary Elites in Central and Eastern Europe : Recruitment and Representation
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (334 pages)
Series Routledge Research on Social and Political Elites
Routledge research on social and political elites.
Contents Cover; Parliamentary Elites in Central and Eastern Europe; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Notes on contributors; Series editors' preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Parliamentary elite formation after Communism: an introduction; Part I Central European parliaments; 2 The Czech parliament on the road to professionalization and stabilization; 3 Hungarian MPs in the context of political transformation (1990-2010); 4 The Polish Diet since 1989: from fragmentation to consolidation; Part II Baltic parliaments
11 Parliamentary representation and MPs in Russia: historical retrospective and comparative perspective12 Parliamentary representation in post-communist Ukraine: change and stability; 13 Patterns of parliamentary elite recruitment in Central and Eastern Europe: a comparative analysis; Index
5 Recruitment of parliamentary representatives in an ethno-liberal democracy: Estonia6 Legislative elites in multi-ethnic Latvia after 1990; 7 Lithuanian parliamentary elites after 1990: dilemmas of political representation and political professionalism; Part III Southeast European parliaments; 8 Croatian parliamentary elites: toward professionalization and homogenization; 9 The "waiting room": Romanian parliament after 1989; Part IV Post- Soviet parliaments; 10 Legislative elite formation in Moldova: continuity and change
Summary Legislators are entrusted with key parliamentary functions and are important figures in the decision-making process. Their behaviour as political elites is as much responsible for the failures and successes of the new democracies as their institutional designs and constitutional reforms. This book provides a comparative examination of representative elites and their role in democratic development in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It argues that as the drivers of the transformation process in CEE, individual and collective parliamentary actors matter. The auth
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Form Electronic book
Author Best, Heinrich.
Edinger, Michael
ISBN 1317935330