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Author Clark, Terry D

Title Beyond Post-communist Studies : Political Science and the New Democracies of Europe
Published Taylor and Francis, 2016

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Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Chapter One: Going Beyond Post-Communist Studies -- Post-Communist Studies and Democratic Consolidation -- Paradigms in Communist Studies -- Democratic Consolidation -- Democratic Consolidation's Research Agenda -- Looking Ahead -- Chapter Two: The Study of Post-Communist Politics -- Stateness -- Democracy and the Market -- Bringing the State In -- Strategic Choice and Post-Communist Studies -- Path Dependency and Post-Communist Studies -- Institutionalism and Post-Communist Studies -- Contributions to the Agenda -- What We Are Not Asking -- Chapter Three: The Missing Agenda -- Bringing Society Back In -- The Distribution of "Democratic" Values -- Civil Society -- Social Movements -- The Rule of Law -- A Usable State Bureaucracy -- Issue Areas Outside the Agenda of Democratic Consolidation -- Principal-Agent Problems -- Local Government -- Institutional Development -- What Is To Be Done? -- Chapter Four: Reformulating Democratic Consolidation -- Transition Theory -- Toward a Theory of Consolidation -- A Theory of Democratic Consolidation -- Weakening and Increasing Competing Forces -- Increasing Institutional Involvement -- Further Explicating the Theory -- Implications -- Applying the Theory -- Russia -- Lithuania -- Chapter Five: Imagining Post-Consolidation Studies -- Fundamentals of Rational Choice -- Spatial Analysis -- The Median Voter Theorem -- Legislative Roll-Call Vote Analysis -- Legislative Committee Systems -- Relations with a President -- Presidential Vetoes -- Presidential Appointments -- The Courts as Political Players -- Analysis of the Party System -- Rules Matter -- Principal-Agent Problems -- Committee Systems -- Legislative Oversight -- Implications -- Chapter Six: Further Extending the Post-Consolidation Agenda
The Majority Cycling Problem -- Legislative Agenda -- Cabinet Formation -- The Portfolio Allocation Model -- Explaining Lithuanian Cabinet Formation, 2000-2001 -- Chapter Seven: Some Further Theoretical Considerations (with Jan Weiss) -- Toward a Formal Model of an Unconsolidated Democracy -- A Formal Model of Democratic Consolidation -- A Concluding Word -- Notes -- A Short Bibliography of Rational-Choice Literature Arranged by Subject -- Index
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Subject New democracies -- Europe, Eastern
Post-communism.
Political science -- Study and teaching.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Essays.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Reference.
New democracies
Political science -- Study and teaching
Politics and government
Post-communism
Research
SUBJECT Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh90000580
Europe, Eastern -- Research
Subject Eastern Europe
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315498723
9781315498720
9781315498713
1315498715