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Title Postcommunist presidents / edited by Ray Taras
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997

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 W'PONDS  320.447 Tar/Ppr  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 250 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: some thoughts on presidentialism in postcommunist Europe / Juan J. Linz -- 1. Separating power: keeping presidents in check / Raymond Taras -- 2. Russia: presidential leadership under Yeltsin / Stephen White -- 3. Ukraine: two presidents and their powers / Andrew Wilson -- 4. Kazakstan: Nursultan Nazarbaev as strong president / Martha Brill Olcott -- 5. Poland: Walesa's legacy to the presidency / Krzysztof Jasiewicz -- 6. The Czech Republic: Havel and the evolution of the presidency since 1989 / Sharon L. Wolchik -- 7. Hungary: political transition and executive conflict: the balance or fragmentation of power? / Patrick H. O'Neil -- 8. Afterword: the making of postcommunist presidencies / Jon Elster
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-239) and index
Subject Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern.
Post-communism -- Former Soviet republics.
Presidents -- Europe, Eastern.
Presidents -- Former Soviet republics.
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Former Soviet republics -- Politics and government.
Author Taras, Ray, 1946-
LC no. 96050024
ISBN 0521582822 (hardback)
0521587654 (paperback)