Titel: Governing After Communism
Autor/en: Vesselin Dimitrov
Institutions and Policy.
2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
28. April 2006 - kartoniert - 310 Seiten
This comparative analysis explores the evolution of governance in Central and Eastern Europe. The book considers post-communist leaders' key challenge: the development of central government institutions capable of coordinating, integrating, and steering the policymaking process. Building on a broad range of primary sources and extensive field research, the distinguished authors analyze the processes and outcomes of institution-building in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Bulgaria since the late 1980s. Through their in-depth analysis of the development of national executive institutions, they cast a distinctive new light on debates about EU enlargement, Europeanization, and patterns of governance.
Part 1 The Study of Postcommunist Executives Chapter 2 Core Executives after Communism Chapter 3 Executive Institutions and Policy: A Framework Analysis Part 4 Core Executive Trajectories in Four Countries Chapter 5 Hungary: A Core Supreme Chapter 6 Poland: A Core Ascendant? Chapter 7 Czech Republic: A Core Neglected Chapter 8 Bulgaria: A Core against the Odds Part 9 Comparative Assessments Chapter 10 Executive Trajectories Compared Chapter 11 Institutions and Their Effects: Budgetary and Policymaking Chapter 12 Domestic Institutions and European Governance
Vesselin Dimitrov is senior lecturer in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Klaus H. Goetz is chair of government, faculty of economics and social sciences, University of Potsdam, Germany; and visiting fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. Hellmut Wollmann is emeritus professor of public administration in the Institute of Social Sciences at Humboldt University, Berlin.
A landmark text in the study of the new post-communist political systems in post-Cold War Europe. It offers fresh and illuminating insights into how executives are configured and function in the fast-changing contexts of transition, modernization, and Europeanization. It is a major contribution to comparative politics and required reading for all who wish to understand an essential aspect of how the new Europe functions. -- Kenneth Dyson, Cardiff University, Wales Recommended. CHOICE Undoubtedly, this book is successful in the important task of clearing out the empirical terrain. In so doing, it raises a number of interesting questions about post-communist cabinets and institutions which authors are steadily engaged in addressing in their near future research. Political Studies Review An impressive, scholarly, and timely piece of work that provides substantial insight and empirical research in an area of rapidly growing importance. -- Paul Lewis, Open University