Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors
'A powerful insight into the process of institution building in the new democracies of Eastern Europe... Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe is going to be a very helpful repository for anyone who is studying the period of transition and who is looking for critical and well-informed perspectives on Eastern Europe's experience of democratization.' -Acta Politica: International Journal of Political Science
'A grand, lucid and extremely perceptive collection of essays detailing the East European experience. The two volumes provide a unique examination of the particular experience of the 'transition to democracy'... Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe is an extremely valuable contribution to the study of post-1989 Eastern Europe (and, in fact, Europe as a whole).' -Acta Politica: International Journal of Political Science
'There is little to fault in this welcome dual publication.' -Democratization
'The Zielonka/Pravda volume makes a sizeable contribution to our knowledge of and debate about the interface between international pressures and domestic innovation.' -DemocratizationThis book provides an unprecedented country-by-country examination of the specific experience of the democratic transitions experienced by the states of Eastern Europe. It concentrates on the influence of the international environment on these fledgling democracies.