Origin, ideology and transformation of political parties : East-Central and Western Europe compared /

Two decades have now passed since the transition to democracy began in Eastern Europe, transforming dictatorships into democracies. Today the West and East-Central European countries share a common political space - the European Union. This offers a fascinating perspective for analysis of the simila...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Hloušek, Vít.
Other Authors: Kopeček, Lubomír.
Format: eBook
Published: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Types of political parties and party families
  • - 2. Social democrats and socialists: long way of adaptation and peculiarities of origins of East-Central European parties
  • - 3. The far left: family diversity and traditionalist nostalgia in East-Central Europe
  • - 4. The Greens: success in the West, 'fooling around' in the East
  • - 5. The agrarian parties: remembrance of things past
  • - 6. The liberals, or, the curse of the political center
  • - 7. The Christian Democrats: between adaptation and a struggle for survival
  • - 8. The conservatives: between tradition and change
  • - 9. The far right: between tradition and post-modernity
  • - 10. Ethnic and regional parties: rise in the West, remnants in the East
  • - 11. Party families in East-Central and Western Europe at the beginning of the 21st century: similarities and divergences.