Communism’s Many Legacies in East-Central Europe

  title={Communism’s Many Legacies in East-Central Europe},
  author={Anna Seleny},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={156 - 170}
  • A. Seleny
  • Published 31 July 2007
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Democracy
By focusing on the informal legacies that still shape the democracies of Central and Eastern Europe, we can attain a nuanced understanding of the region's postcommunist countries. In Poland, confrontational maximalism helps to generate governmental instability and poor policy continuity, while in Hungary there is now a question mark hanging over the future of the bounded flexibility that once reliably helped to center democratic politics. In the Czech Republic, instrumentalist attitudes and… 
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