By Jan Holzer,Miroslav Mareš

Democratic improvement in crucial and jap Europe isn't a entire venture, neither is its growth proof against inner and exterior threats. the present social, fiscal, ethnic and political scenario in the quarter provides new dangers.

This textual content identifies and analyses demanding situations to present East-Central ecu democracies when it comes to power deconsolidation of democracy mirrored within the alterations within the institutional and procedural framework (polity), and within the collection of tools and methods within the coverage region. in particular reading the regimes of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, those demanding situations comprise political extremism and violence, corruption, ethnic and non secular conflicts. featuring unique valuable eu info and employing the concept that of consolidation of democracy from von Beyme and Merkel’s thought, the booklet demonstrates that those demanding situations are as a lot prompted via imported phenomena, comparable to immigration, equipped crime, and different power systemic undemocratic volatilities, because the family situation.

This textual content could be of key curiosity to students and scholars East eu politics, post-Soviet politics, european stories, protection and strategic stories, diplomacy, quarter experiences, sleek heritage and sociology.

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