Organizational Structures of Political Parties in Central and Eastern European Countries

Edited by Katarzyna Sobolewska-Myślik, Beata Kosowska-Gąstoł, and Piotr Borowiec

Jagiellonian University Press

Organizational Structures of Political Parties in Central and Eastern European Countries

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Pub Date: September 2017

ISBN: 9788323341741

492 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $55.00£45.95

Organizational Structures of Political Parties in Central and Eastern European Countries

Edited by Katarzyna Sobolewska-Myślik, Beata Kosowska-Gąstoł, and Piotr Borowiec

Jagiellonian University Press

This book attempts to paint the widest possible picture of the organizational structures of the most important political parties in Central and Eastern Europe and to provide a basis for further comparison between them and their Western European counterparts. It focuses specifically on formal aspects as reflected in their statutory rules. Scholars from the region discuss the specifics of the organizational structures of parliamentary parties in their respective countries based on the formal statutes of those parties as well as laws governing their operation.

The project focuses on the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, discussing postcommunist countries, regardless of whether or not they are democratic. The book includes analysis of Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.
This work provides a detailed picture of organizational structures within political parties in Central and Eastern Europe. Every chapter focuses on a different country, and all are written by local authors, using local resources and native-language data, which makes the analysis even more valuable. Going beyond simple description, the book balances being informative and fact-filled, with academic analysis and critical interpretation. As such, this publication can prove helpful for scholars interested in this region's politics and social science students alike. Michal Kubát, Charles University, Prague

About the Author

Katarzyna Sobolewska-Myslik is professor of political science at the Institute of Political Science at the Pedagogical University in Krakow, Poland.

Beata Kosowska-Gastol is associate professor of political science at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

Piotr Borowiec is associate professor of political science at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.