Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The International Dimensions of DemocratizationEurope and the Americas$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Laurence Whitehead

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199243754

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199243751.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 20 October 2020

Democracy and Decolonization: East‐Central Europe

Democracy and Decolonization: East‐Central Europe

(p.356) 13 Democracy and Decolonization: East‐Central Europe
The International Dimensions of Democratization

Laurence Whitehead (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter is based on the assumption that, with the benefit of hindsight, it can still be helpful to re‐examine the political upheavals that took place in east Central Europe during 1989. It begins by considering whether key analytical terms, such as ‘democratization’, ‘consolidation’, and ‘transition’ carry connotations in the east Central European context, which are different from those that became established during the Cold War. It then analyses the nature and extent of Western influences over the democratization processes, which culminated in the events of 1989, and which have affected democratic consolidation thereafter. It concludes with a general comparative assessment of the varying types of international influence over east Central European democratization processes, and of their implications for pre‐existing theoretical analysis.

Keywords:   democratization, east Central Europe

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .