Multilateral organizations, donor governments and international politicians have pushed the conception of civil society as a requisite for the political transformation of post-communist countries
Civil society played a vital role in the colored revolutions of Georgia and Ukraine, exemplified by the activism of the youth groups Kmara and Pora.
Almost two decades after the fall of communism, the political landscape of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is marked by vivid contrasts.
Anders sees the financial crises of the late 1990s, not as a failure of shock therapy, but a sign that liberalization did not go far enough and the crises forced governments to essentially finish t
The book was inspired by an expanding field of rule-of-law promotion projects and asks whether this new community of rule-of-law promoters has
The book analyzes the ways the Europeanization process has interacted with post-communist politics during the first eastward enlargement wave.
In understanding why some autocratic regimes have been more stable than others, this paper focuses on the strength of autocratic regime structures, rather than the role of opposition parties or oth
This study analyzes the effect of external democracy promotion, and, more specifically, the impact of USAID Democracy and Governance projects.
Nine authors contributed to this compilation, which analyzes various factors that contributed to the democratic breakthrough of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution.
Kumar argues that media is a central facet of democracy and democracy building, stating that "a free media is the lifeblood of democracy".
Carothers begins by identifying what he calls “gray zone” states – postcommunist states which have some of the characteristics of transitional democracies, but whos
This comparative political work contrasts the paths to democratic transition followed by three regions – Southern Europe, South America and Post-Communist Eastern Europe.