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Author Magyar, Bálint, 1952- author.

Title The anatomy of post-communist regimes : a conceptual framework / Bálint Magyar, Bálint Madlovics
Published Budapest, Hungary ; New York, NY : Central European University Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource
Summary "This book offers a single, coherent framework of the political, economic, and social phenomena that characterize post-communist regimes. Focusing on Central Europe, the post-Soviet countries and China, the study provides concepts and theories to analyze the actors, institutions, and dynamics of post-communist democracies, autocracies, and dictatorships. The work explores the structural foundations of post-communist regime development; the types of state, with an emphasis on informality and patronalism; the types of actors in the political, economic, and communal spheres; the ways autocrats neutralize the institutions of public deliberation (media, elections, etc.); the color revolutions of civil resistance (as in Georgia and in Ukraine) and the defensive mechanisms of democracy and autocracy; the evolution of corruption and the workings of "relational economy"; an analysis of China as "market-exploiting dictatorship"; the sociology of "clientage society"; the instrumental use of ideology, with an emphasis on populism; and a six-regime framework for modeling regime trajectories. Written in textbook style, the book is suitable for both beginners who wish to understand the logic of post-communism and scholars who are interested in original contributions to comparative regime theory. The book is equipped with QR codes that link to a website, which contains interactive, 3D supplementary material for teaching"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern
Post-communism -- China
China -- Social conditions -- 21st century
China -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Communism, Post-communism & Socialism.
Political Science / Political Economy.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
Europe, Eastern -- Social conditions -- 1989-
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Eastern Europe.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Madlovics, Bálint, 1993- author.
LC no. 2020005184
ISBN 9633863708