The article builds on Ishiyama’s (1998) seminal study of Communist successor parties [Ishiyama, J.T., 1998. Strange bedfellows: explaining political cooperation between communist successor parties and nationalists in Eastern Europe. Nations and Nationalism 4(1), 61e85] by providing the first comparative study of the fate of Communist successor parties in Eurasia and Central-Eastern Europe. The article outlines four paths undertaken by Communist parties in former Communist states: those countries that rapidly transformed Communist parties into center-left parties; countries that were slower at achieving this; countries with imperial legacies; and Eurasian autocracies. The fate of successor Communist parties is discussed within the parameters of previous regime type, political opposition in the Communist era and the nationality question.
Comparative perspectives on Communist successor parties in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia
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Taras Kuzio; Comparative perspectives on Communist successor parties in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 December 2008; 41 (4): 397–419. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2008.09.006
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