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This booklet assesses the nation of and development with regime switch within the nations of the Balkan zone because the collaspe of Cummunist structures in 1989. It combines theorectical items with comparative/thematic chapters and nation case-studies.

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964, 965. 21 See A. Przeworski, Democracy and the Market: Political and Economic Reforms in Eastern Europe and Latin America, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991; Rueschemeyer, Stephens and Stephens, Capitalist Development and Democracy; and B. , Markets, States and Democracy: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Transformation, Boulder: Westview Press (1995). 22 See Claus Offe, Varieties of Transition: The East European and East German Experience, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1996, chapter 3.

It is the crafting of the rules of the democratic game that, after all, defines a transition. 5 Conversely, the legacies of the past, which can, and invariably do, have an admittedly variable impact on a transition, constitute parameters constraining the freedom of human action and limiting choice. As such, they can leave their imprint on transition and consolidation processes but also on the type of democracy crafted through human agency during these two critical subcomponents of the overall democratization process.

53, 1988, pp. 50–68; L. Diamond, ‘Economic development and democracy reconsidered’, American Behavioral Scientist, March/June 1992, pp. 450–99. See also S. Lipset, ‘The social requisites of democracy revisited’, American Sociological Review, February 1994, pp. 1–22. 6 See S. Lipset, S. Kyoung-Ryung and J. Torres, ‘A comparative analysis of the social requisites of democracy’, International Social Science Journal, vol. 45, 1993, pp. 155–75. Cf. also D. Rueschemeyer, E. Stephens and J. Stephens, Capitalist Development and Democracy, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

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