Political Science in Central-East Europe

Edited by
Dr. Rainer Eisfeld, Professor emeritus of Political Science, Osnabrück University, Germany
Leslie A. Pal, Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Publisher
Barbara Budrich
Release Date
Number of Pages
317
ISBN
978-3-86649-293-6

Diversity and Convergence

Book recommended by the International Political Science Association

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The book surveys the current state and recent development of political science in post-communist Central and Eastern European countries from Albania and Armenia through Latvia and Lithuania to Serbia and the Ukraine. Covering patterns of the discipline's institutionalization in the context of state power and international influences, its achievements and deficits in research and teaching, national representation and international cooperation, it contains 19 country reports plus an introductory chapter on factors of diversity and forces of convergence.

The volume comprises: (1) an introductory essay by the editors: Political Science in Central-East Europe and the Impact of Politics: Factors of Diversity, Forces of Convergence; (2) 19 detailed and comparable country reports: Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. The country reports include tables on political science faculty, students with political science as a major, and sub-fields taught at both state and private universities. They cover the following topics: Institutionalization of the discipline (identifying Communist legacies, Western interventions, present influences by the emergence of defectively democratic regimes); achievements, deficits, prevailing approaches, and funding of research in the discipline's sub-fields; curricula, admission regulation, and degree system in political science teaching; national representation and international cooperation (major journals and published books, political science associations, international links); public impact of the discipline, labor market, challenges and opportunities.

Countries: Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

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