The Resource The quality of democracy in Eastern Europe : public preferences and policy reforms, Andrew Roberts

The quality of democracy in Eastern Europe : public preferences and policy reforms, Andrew Roberts

Label
The quality of democracy in Eastern Europe : public preferences and policy reforms
Title
The quality of democracy in Eastern Europe
Title remainder
public preferences and policy reforms
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Roberts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How does democracy work in the new democracies of Eastern Europe? Do the people actually rule as one would expect in a democracy or do the legacies of communism and the constraints of the transition weaken popular control? This book presents a new framework for conceptualizing and measuring democratic quality and applies this framework to multiple countries and policy areas in the region. It defines democratic quality as the degree to which citizens are able to hold leaders accountable for their performance and keep policy close to their preferences. Its surprising conclusion, drawn from large-N statistical analyses and small-N case studies, is that citizens exercise considerable control over their rulers in Eastern European democracies. Despite facing difficult economic circumstances and an unfavorable inheritance from communism, these countries rapidly constructed relatively high-quality democracies"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
320.947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JN96.A91
LC item number
R63 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The quality of democracy in Eastern Europe : public preferences and policy reforms, Andrew Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction -- Conceptual analysis -- Assessing the quality of democracy -- Statistical analysis -- Electoral accountability -- Mandate responsiveness -- Policy responsiveness -- Case study analysis -- The politics of pension reforms -- The politics of housing reforms -- Implications -- Explaining democratic quality -- Conclusions
Control code
000044493310
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 239 p.
Isbn
9780521110334
Lccn
2009028977
Other physical details
ill.
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.b24998175
System control number
  • (OCoLC)351329770
  • cbo0521110335

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