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The Rule of Law in Central Europe

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ISBN13: 9781840147193
ISBN: 1840147199
Published: December 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

These essays explore the post-1989 establishment of the rule of law and civil society of countries of Central Europe. Bringing together analysis and perceptions from social scientists, political scientists and lawyers, the contributors explore the similarities and differences between countries.

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Introduction, Jiri Priban and James Young.
Part 1 The Czech Republic: constitutionalism in the Czech Republic, Dusan Hendrych; legitimacy and legality after the Velvet Revolution, Jiri Priban; lustration and decommunization, Mark Gillis; the protection of human rights in the Czech Republic, Vladimir Sladecek.
Part 2 Slovakia: does the rule of law/rechtsstaat exist in Slovakia?, Miroslav Kusy; the national elite and the democratic deficit in Slovakia, Sona Szomolanyi.
Part 3 Hungary: (re)building the rule of law in Hungary - Jewish and gypsy perspectives, Istvan Pogany; socialist welfare schemes and constitutional adjudication in Hungary, Andras Sajo.
Part 4 Poland: the rule of law in Poland, Jacek Kurczewski; between ""civil society"" and ""Europe"" - post-classical constitutionalism after the collapse of communism in a socio-legal perspective, Grazyna Skapska; women's rights and the rule of law in Poland, Malgorzata Fuszara; the judciary's struggle towards the rule of law in Poland, Agata Fijalkowski.
Part 5 Russia: politics versus the rule of law in the work of the Russian constitutional court, Bill Bowring.