Includes bibliographical references and index. Introduction: Support for democracy and autocracy in Eastern Europe -- Comparative perspectives -- Democratic communities in Europe : a comparison between East and West -- East European value systems in global perspective -- Historical and cultural borderlines in Eastern Europe -- National perspectives -- The Czech Republic : critical democrats and the persistence of democratic values -- Slovenia in Central Europe : merely meteorological or a value kinship? -- Hungary : structure and dynamics of democratic consolidation -- Slovakia : pathways to a democratic community -- Poland : citizens and democratic politics -- Latvia : democracy as an abstract value -- Lithuania : civic society and democratic orientation -- Estonia : changing value patterns in a divided society -- Romania : fatalistic political cultures revisited -- Bulgaria : democratic orientations in support of civil society -- Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine : construction of democratic communities.
- LCC: JN96
- Dewey Decimal: 306.20947
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xii, 399 p. ; 24cm.
- Edition Info: (ebk)
- Democracy -- Europe, Central
- Democracy -- Europe, Eastern
- Democracy -- Former Soviet republics
- Political culture -- Europe, Central
- Political culture -- Europe, Eastern
- Political culture -- Former Soviet republics
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