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Governing the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Between State Socialism and the European Union John A. Scherpereel

Governing the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Between State Socialism and the European Union

John A. Scherpereel

Published October 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781935049012
Hardcover
263 pages
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Why do democratic leaders sometimes choose not to establish institutions that would promote the consolidation of democracy? And what are the consequences of those choices? Focusing on the cases of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, John ScherpereelMoreWhy do democratic leaders sometimes choose not to establish institutions that would promote the consolidation of democracy? And what are the consequences of those choices? Focusing on the cases of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, John Scherpereel explores the interplay of historical institutional legacies, short-term elite interests, and international pressures (i.e., EU conditionality) in the process of state reform.This book explores the interplay of historical institutional legacies, short-term elite interests, and international pressures in the process of democratic consolidation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.