Comparative Politics

Redeeming the Communist Past: The Regeneration of Communist Successor Parties

2002
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Redeeming the Communist Past: The Regeneration of Communist Successor Parties

This major study examines one of the most surprising developments in East Central European politics after the democratic transitions of 1989: the completely unexpected regeneration of the former communist parties. After the collapse of the communist regimes in 1989, these ruling communist parties seemed consigned to oblivion. However, confounding scholarly and popular expectations, all of the parties survived, with some even returning to power.