Political Elites in East Central Europe

Paving the Way for "Negative Europeanisation"?

By Nicole Gallina

This monograph is a major survey of East Central European (ECE) political elites, concentrating on Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland. The book is grounded within classic elite theory slightly adapted to ECE necessities. More practically, it examines political elite composition and identifies political elite fragmentation in ECE. Contents include: The Importance of Analyzing ECE Elites . Forms of Political Elite Formation and Activity . Political Elite Fragmentation in ECE . Influencing Political Elite Behavior . Elite Systems in East Central Europe . Case Studies: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary . Political Elites: Incapable Europeanisers?


231 pages

Publication Date: 10/15/2008
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783940755186