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Political Parties in Post-Communist Societies: Formation, Persistence, and Change (Paperback)
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Political Parties in Post-Communist Societies: Formation, Persistence, and Change (Paperback)

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Paperback 220 Pages / Published: 14/03/2008
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This is a study of party development in the post-communist world. Based on extensive fieldwork in Bulgaria and Hungary, as well as aggregate data from twelve post-communist states, this study provides an explanation of the behaviour of parties since 1990, and offer new insights into the party behaviour in the future.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349538096
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2007


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"This is a major contribution to the new literature on party formation and political competition in post-communist Europe. Maria Spirova combines sophisticated institutional analysis with grounded empirical research in a broad-ranging study of party organization and party strategies in open and often highly competitive electoral markets. Building from a close analysis of the Bulgarian and Hungarian cases, and distinguishing between factors that shape parties and those that shape party systems, she offers new evidence and new insights into the question of why parties form, and why they choose particular electoral strategies."

- Peter Mair, European University Institute, Florence"This book represents a significant new contribution to the burgeoning literature on political parties in post-communist countries. The book will be essential reading to comparative politics scholars interested in the formation of political parties and their electoral strategies."

- Petr Kopecky, Leiden University"The book is theoretically and methodologically sophisticated, well designed and well written." - Grigorii Golosov, European University at St. Petersburg

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