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By Christian W. Haerpfer

Democracy and expansion in Post-Communist Europe provides the critical findings of a different in-depth examine of the start of democracy and the marketplace financial system in fifteen post-Communist international locations. Haerpfer analyses and compares the data accumulated through the hot Democracies Barometer public opinion surveys to supply an summary of the method of democratization throughout imperative and japanese Europe.This is a really priceless source and should be precious for all these attracted to the eu Union, comparative politics and democracy and the Communist legacy. It includes facts from Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

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How likely do you think this is to happen in the next few years? Included in that item as ‘democratic’ are all people who assume that the closure of the democratic parliament and abolition of all democratic parties are ‘not very likely’ or ‘not at all likely’. Item 4: Support for democratic national parliament (cf. Chapter 3). Question: Some people think this country would be better governed if parliament were closed down and all parties were abolished. Would you approve or disapprove? Included in that item as ‘democratic’ are all people who would ‘definitely disapprove’ or ‘somewhat disapprove’ if parliament were closed down and the democratic parties were abolished.

Some people say that we would be better off if the country was governed differently. What do you think? Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with the statement that a return to a monarchy would be better. Included in that item as ‘democratic’ are all people who ‘strongly disagree’ or ‘somewhat disagree’ with a return or new establishment of a monarchy as alternative to democracy. In the three Baltic countries, this question was not asked. As functional equivalent we used the following question: If our system (of democracy) cannot produce results soon, that’s a good reason to try some other system of government?

The approval rate for the political system in the newly created Croatia increased from 44 per cent in 1992 to 51 per cent in 1994, at the beginning of the political transformation. Since 1994, the support for the Croatian political regime has fallen to 44 per cent in 1996 and 27 per cent in 1998. This linear decline of support for the new Croatian political system indicates increasing dissatisfaction of the Croatian population with the political regime under President Tudjman in the course of the last four years.

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