Meleshevich, Andrey A.

Party systems in post-Soviet countries : a comparative study of political institutionalization in the Baltic States, Russia, and Ukraine / Andrey A. Meleshevich. - 1st ed. - New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. - xvi, 262 p. : ill.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-249) and index.

PART I: MEASURING POLITICAL INSTITUTIONALIZATION IN THE BALTIC STATES, RUSSIA, AND UKRAINE: Conceptual framework and operational indicators of political institutionalization -- Autonomy of the Party System: recruitment into the National Legislature -- Autonomy of the Party System: recruitment into the Executive Branch -- Autonomy of the Party System: geographical patterns of party support -- Stability of the Party System -- Measuring political institutionalization: conclusion -- PART II: EXPLAINING POLITICAL INSTITUTIONALIZATION IN THE BALTIC STATES, RUSSIA, AND UKRAINE: The role of the old communist elites during the formative stage of the Party System -- The type of government and the Party System -- Political consequences of the post-Soviet electoral systems -- "Parties of Power" and the Party System.

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Political parties -- Baltic States -- History.
Political parties -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
Political parties -- Ukraine -- History.


Baltic States -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Ukraine -- Politics and government -- 1991-

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