Institutional design in post-communist societies : rebuilding the ship at sea / Jon Elster, Claus Offe, and Ulrich K. Preuss, with Frank Boenker, Ulrike Goetting, and Friedbert W. Rueb.

The authors of this book have developed a new and stimulating approach to the analysis of the transitions of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia to democracy and a market economy. They integrate interdisciplinary theoretical work with elaborate empirical data on some of the most chal...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Elster, Jon, 1940- (Author), Offe, Claus, (Author), Preuss, Ulrich Klaus, 1939- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series:Theories of institutional design.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: agenda, agency, and the aims of Central East European transitions
  • 2. Mapping Eastern Europe
  • 3. Constitutional politics in Eastern Europe
  • 4. Building and consolidating democracies
  • 5. Building capitalism in Eastern Europe
  • 6. Social policy transformation
  • 7. Consolidation and the cleavages of ideology and identity
  • 8. Conclusion: the unfinished project.