Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Political Rights Under Stress in 21st Century Europe$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Wojciech Sadurski

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199296033

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296033.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 25 February 2021



(p.1) Introduction
Political Rights Under Stress in 21st Century Europe

Wojciech Sadurski

Oxford University Press

The issue of political rights is universal, but each historical moment imparts upon the discussion of those rights its own special concerns. This book has been written at a time when two phenomena give it a particular slant, and when political rights have acquired a special urgency, colour, and relevance. The first concerns responses to political terrorism and violence. The second, much happier phenomenon is the transition of a very large number of states from authoritarianism to democracy. In addition to democratic transitions in Africa (most notably in South Africa), South-East Asia (Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, etc.), and in South America, democratization was very prominently brought about by the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe and the emergence of more than twenty new democracies in this region. This book also looks at the political-rights landscape in Central and Eastern Europe and the political rights of national and ethnic minorities.

Keywords:   political rights, terrorism, violence, democratization, democracy, authoritarianism, communism, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, ethnic minorities

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 .