Democracy in Eastern Europe: society, government, and economy
The foundations of democracy is a very popular subject in our time period because there are many states seeking to establish democratic governments but are unsure of what exactly a democratic government is or how to build one. A democracy does not spring out of the ground overnight; it takes many years of painstakingly slow evolution in the direction of democracy. The main push for democracy comes from the people themselves by means of a gradual expansion of rights.
The point of this study is to discover underlying determinants of a strong democracy. For this study, three states will be looked at. The three states are Bulgaria, Poland and the Czech Republic, and they are vital components to understanding the patterns of democratic development in Eastern Europe. Although as a whole the states within this region share many traits, there are sub-regional differences setting them apart that affect their chances of creating democracy. Of the three cases the Czech Republic stands out as the most likely to establish a viable democracy, and part of that has to do with its geographic proximity to Western Europe. Because the Czechs have always been closer to Western Europe they have imbibed more successful practices.
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Sadri, Houman A.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Bojinov, Jivco, "Democracy in Eastern Europe: society, government, and economy" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 973.