By Petr Kopecky
It isn't really attainable to appreciate the character and functioning of post-communist political events with out realizing their courting with the country. at the one hand, few events within the sector will be in a position to live to tell the tale and practice with out nation assets as they lack powerful roots in the wider society. nonetheless, the fairly vulnerable states inherited from the communist interval provide events and elites possibilities for numerous varieties of rent-seeking inside country associations. yet how will we comprehend the connection among events and the country? How do the party-state hyperlinks paintings in perform and do they convey any cross-national or cross-party edition? Are there any discernible styles of party-state linkages one of the post-communist democracies?
Previously released as a different factor of The magazine of Communist experiences and Transition Politics, this quantity addresses those questions. The party-state linkages are analyzed along 3 analytical dimensions: nation financing of events, their criminal law, and get together patronage in the country associations. The individuals compile case stories of post-communist international locations, in addition to cross-country comparative research, each one addressing no less than this sort of analytical dimensions. along with supplying a framework in which stories of party-state dating may be undertaken, the ebook brings comparative proof at the quantity and the way during which events within the zone use the country for his or her personal purposes.
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