Chapter in monograph
Linek, Lukáš, Zdenka Mansfeldová. 2008. „The Parliament of the Czech Republic, 1993–2004.“ Pp. 1-26 in Olson, David M., Philip Norton (eds.). Post-Communist and Post-Soviet Parliaments: The Initial Decade. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 216 s. ISBN 978-0-415-36557-4.

The sudden collapse of communism stimulated both the rapid emergence of fledgling democracies and scholarly attention to the post-communist transition. These newly democratized parliaments have been described as "parliaments in adolescence".

This book identifies six parliaments which exemplify the wide range of developments in the new post-communist political systems, from the stable consolidated democracies to the less stable and more authoritarian states, within which their respective parliaments function.

Finally the post-communist parliaments are compared with the presumptively more established west European parliaments. This book bridges the usual gap in research between the post-communist parliaments and more "normal" democratic parliaments to develop a common legislative research perspective on both new and established parliaments.


politics (and political attitudes)
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