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One Europe or Several?

Embodying Democracy

Electoral System Design in Post-Communist Europe

Authors: Birch, S., Millard, F., Popescu, M., Williams, K.

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Embodying Democracy analyzes the politics of electoral reform in eight post-communist states including Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia and Ukraine. By exploring the multiple factors that shaped the design of electoral institutions during the first ten years of post-communist transition, it accounts for an important element of the post-communist reform process and illuminates general features of institutional design in post-transition states.

About the authors

SARAH BIRCH is Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. She is the author of Elections and Democratization in Ukraine and a number of articles on Ukrainian politics and post-communist studies.

FRANCES MILLARD is Reader in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. Her books include Polish Politics and Society and The Anatomy of the New Poland. She has written widely on communist and post-communist political and social developments, particularly in Poland.

MARINA POPESCU was Research Officer for the ESRC-funded Project on Political Transformation and the Electoral Process in Post-Communist Europe from 1999 to 2002 after which she resumed her work as a full-time PhD student at the University of Essex.

KIERAN WILLIAMS is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. He is the author of The Prague Spring and its Aftermath: Czechoslovak Politics, 1968-1970 and co-author (with Dennis Deletant) of Security Intelligence Services in New Democracies: The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Explaining the Design and Redesign of Electoral Systems

    Birch, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Poland: Experimenting with the Electoral System

    Birch, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 25-47

  • Hungary: the Politics of Negotiated Design

    Birch, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 48-66

  • The Czech and Slovak Republics: the Surprising Resilience of Proportional Representation

    Birch, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 67-89

  • Romania: Stability without Consensus

    Birch, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 90-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Embodying Democracy
Book Subtitle
Electoral System Design in Post-Communist Europe
Authors
Series Title
One Europe or Several?
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-1424-8
DOI
10.1057/9781403914248
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-99360-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43211-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 241
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