Posts Tagged ‹Central and Eastern Europe

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The Impact of Central and Eastern Europe on the Common Agricultural Policy

The article examines the impact of the new European Union member states from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) during the period 2004-2013. This article specifically addresses the agricultural policy preferences of the newcomers, emerging coalitions and voting behaviours in the Council of Agricultural Ministers...
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Factors affecting the long-term success of new parliamentary parties: findings in a post-communist context

This article addresses a gap in the literature concerning the survivability of new political parties in existing parliamentary systems. It focuses on the particularities of post-communist party systems and considers the impact that the recent international financial and economic crisis has had on decreasing the legitimacy of the established parties...
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Modern “Don-Quixotism” or an Emerging Norm of International Relations? Prevention of Armed Conflicts in the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

The prevention of armed conflicts is stated as the priority policy of various international organizations, among which the EU and the OSCE. Based on the semi-structured interviews with high bureaucrats and civilian experts, who are engaged in conflict prevention policies within the two international organizations, the article compares the development...
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Non-partisan Local Actors As The Element Of Absorbed Local Democracy?

The paper focuses on a lesser known political phenomenon seen in Slovenia since the country gained its independence in 1991. At every local election since 1994 so-called independent candidates and non-partisan lists 1 have been gaining ever more votes and increasing support . For various reasons, this phenomenon does not...
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

International and Domestic Policy Responses to the Financial Crisis in Central and Eastern Europe: Lessons for Ukraine

The paper looks into the main successes and failures in policy responses to the financial crisis in Central and Eastern Europe at global, EU and domestic levels. The paper argues that despite the failure to prevent the crisis at all levels, coordination of regulatory actions at global and EU levels...
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Foreign Direct Investment and Civil Rights: Testing Decreasing Returns to Civil Rights

In this paper, I examine the effectiveness of improvements in political and civil rights for attracting foreign direct investment flows (FDI) into democracies. I contend that advances in the quality of democracy – specifically those concerning civil rights – present positive but decreasing marginal returns in attracting FDI inflows. I...
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Socio-Economic Transformations in Post-Communist Countries: Central and Eastern Europe and Russia Compared

This article provides a brief description of the main systemic problems (strukturprobleme) of post-communist capitalism(s), as well as exploring the main changes occurring in the socio-economic structure and the subsequent new social risks emerging. It shows that post-communist societies are characterized by more intense strukturprobleme, which are resulting in the...
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

The Economic Effects of Political Institutions: Are Post-Communist Countries Different?

This paper analyzes the relation between constitutional rules, political systems and economic policies in 27 post-communist countries during the transition period. We find that post-communist countries form a category that has its own strong institutional identity. This institutional specificity has an impact on both the political system and the economic...

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