Declining democracy in East-Central Europe : the divide in the EU and emerging hard populism
- Attila Ágh.
- Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, 
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- v, 308 pages ; 25 cm.
- New horizons in European politics.
- Ágh, Attila, author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-293) and index.
- Contents: Introduction Part I Democratization and Europeanization in the Old World Order
- 1. Systemic change in the Old World Order
- 2. Socio-economic transition and the social disintegration
- 3. Political transition and the crisis of representative democracy Part II The Collapse of ECE democracies in the New World Order
- 4. The New World Order and the desecuritization process in ECE
- 5. The failure of catching up and the credibility crisis in ECE
- 6. The rise of hard populism and the collapse of democracy in ECE
- 7. The ECE political system: velvet dictatorship with facade democracy
- 8. ECE regional politics and the increasing Core-Periphery Divide
- 9. The civilizational crisis in the ECE region Postscript Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The dramatic decline of democracy in East-Central Europe (ECE) has attracted worldwide attention, presenting a significant challenge to European models of liberal democracy. This timely book tackles the heart of this region's complexity, unpacking the socio-economic, political and cultural developments of the ECE countries. Attila Agh demonstrates the key turning point in 2010, when the region's political trajectory shifted from chaotic democracy to authoritarian rule. Moving beyond the narrow spectrum of political `event history' deployed by ECE parties and governments, the author offers a complex analysis of the changes to the region, exploring the deep, systemic causes of hard populism. Examining the fascinating relationship between ECE countries, Europe and the world, Agh outlines the future of democracy in the region, exploring perspectives of re-democratization by the new generation raised under the auspices of EU democracy. Declining Democracy in East-Central Europe provides researchers in both political and European studies with a unique insight into the rapidly diverging pathways of European democracies. Agh's detailed approach to the ECE region will also benefit experts in regional studies, moving beyond political narratives of individual countries and analysing the region as a whole.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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