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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2023) 56 (2): 159–176.
Published: 10 May 2023
...Austin S. Matthews Who comprised the political bureaus of the Eastern Bloc? There exists a wealth of literature on the former communist party elites, studying their personal biographies and group dynamics. However, we still lack an accessible resource cataloguing these individuals and documenting...
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2019) 52 (3): 197–207.
Published: 26 July 2019
... elites, it argues that this discrepancy took shape before the revolutionary takeover and resulted from the differentiated intensities of warfare across Russia and China. In China, the numerous civil wars and military defeats, radicalized the old military structure and boosted societal militarization...
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2018) 51 (4): 337–347.
Published: 23 October 2018
... is the first to explain why the roots of the crisis go deeper and it does this by investigating three areas. The first is the different sources of elites in 1991 when independent Russia captured Soviet institutions and undertook top-down state building while Ukraine inherited far less and set course...
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2015) 48 (4): 317–335.
Published: 06 November 2015
...Åse B. Grødeland This article explores the tension between civil rights and security by examining the perceptions of the general public and elites in Eastern and Western Europe on (i) the terrorist threat; (ii) external pressure to stay within or step outside the law when combatting terrorism...
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2013) 46 (4): 445–454.
Published: 19 September 2013
...Margarita M. Balmaceda What factors determine the timing of elite defection in conditions of post-Soviet personalistic presidentialism? How do relations with a powerful patron state affect this process? This article analyzes these questions on the basis of a case study of Transnistria, a de facto...
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2012) 45 (3-4): 355–361.
Published: 11 August 2012
... of California Openness Perestroika Emigration Elites Corruption Professionalism Science Putin Democracy t sys foreve ences ide 000) system. Paradoxically, though, he left the freedom to have contact with foreign countries intact, including the ability to travel. The Russians have shown...
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2010) 43 (4): 363–372.
Published: 09 November 2010
... the Russian state in a matrix that considers the ideology of governance on one axis and the backgrounds of elites on the other, the article highlights areas of overlap and separation between state–society relations in Russia and other regimes in the developed and developing world. It also illustrates the ways...
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2007) 40 (3): 281–299.
Published: 01 September 2007
...William E. Crowther; Irmina Matonyte This article assesses how the character of emerging legislative elites conforms to the broader patterns of post-communist social transformation by comparing Estonia, Lithuania and Moldova. We argue that the pace and direction of change among MPs has been...
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2005) 39 (1): 1–23.
Published: 20 October 2005
...Jolanta Aidukaite The aim of this paper is to explore the various views of the social policy elites in the Baltic States concerning family policy and, in particular, family benefits as one of the possible explanations for the observed policy differences. This study is based on semi-structured...