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Redeeming the Communist Past: The Regeneration of Communist Parties in East Central Europe
1. The roots of regeneration: communist practices and elite resources 2. Breaking with the past, reorganizing for the future 3. Developing programmatic responsiveness 4. Convincing the voters:Expand
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The Best Laid Plans: The Impact of Informal Rules on Formal Institutions in Transitional Regimes
How do informal institutions influence the formation and function of formal institutions? Existing typologies focus on the interaction of informal institutions with an established framework of formalExpand
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Time Will Tell? Temporality and the Analysis of Causal Mechanisms and Processes
Causal inference and the logic of historical explanation are grounded in temporality. Yet the relationship between causal analysis and aspects of temporality, such as duration, tempo, acceleration,Expand
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Beyond Clientelism
In choosing strategies of state capture (the extraction of private benefits by incumbent officeholders from the state), rulers choose whether to share rents with popular constituencies and whether toExpand
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The Discreet Charm of Formal Institutions
Why do some new democratic political politicians constrain themselves and reduce their discretion to extract resources from the state and the processes of privatization? Postcommunist democraciesExpand
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Redeeming the Communist Past
This major study examines one of the most surprising developments in East Central European politics after the democratic transitions of 1989: the completely unexpected regeneration of the formerExpand
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Essay Path Dependence
The concept of path dependence originated as an idea that a small initial advantage or a few minor random shocks along the way could alter the course of history (David 1985). Like many ideas, it hasExpand
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Why Comparative Politics Should Take Religion (More) Seriously
The study of religion holds great promise for the study of identity, institutional origins, the state, and the strategies of institutional actors in comparative politics. Doctrinal differencesExpand
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Rebuilding Leviathan: party competition and state exploitation in post-communist democracies
1. Introduction 2. Competing for the state 3. Developing the formal institutions of the state 4. The expansion of state administration: exploitation or patronage? 5. Privatizing the state: partyExpand
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Why there is (almost) no Christian Democracy in post-communist Europe
Compared to its West European counterparts, post-communist Christian Democracy is notable for its lack of success. Even in the most religious of post-communist democracies, no Christian DemocraticExpand
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