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University of Edinburgh





School of Social and Political Science


Democratisation and Europeanisation

in Central and Eastern Europe


PLIT10086


Course Guide


Semester 1, 2012-2013


Convenor:

Dr. Valentyna Romanova

2.13, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Email: V.Romanova@ed.ac.uk


Course secretary:

Ruth Winkle

1.11 Chrystal Macmillan Building
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4253

Email: Ruth.Winkle@ed.ac.uk


Welcome to Democratisation and Europeanisation in Central and Eastern Europe (DECEE)


DECEE welcomes students who are interested in investigating democratisation and Europeanisation inside and outside the European Union since 1989 till nowadays.  The course investigates the following question: What is the correlation between European integration and state- and nation building in CEE? To what extent do post-communist legacies affect the trajectories of democratisation in CEE? What are the core differences and similarities between the EU enlargement and neighbourhood policies? The course is convened by Dr. Valentyna Romanova. Meetings regarding any course-related queries can be arranged by email.


Course aims and Objectives


Aims:

The course’s main aims are to provide you with a critical understanding of:

  • theoretical approaches towards understanding democratisation and Europeanization in CEE;

  • domestic state architectures, party politics, and elections in CEE states;

  • the logic of state- and nation building in CEE inside and outside the EU;

  • the theory and practice of the EU enlargement and neighbourhood policies.



Objectives:

By the end of the course, it is expected that you will demonstrate the knowledge of:

  • the challenges and stimulus to democratisation in CEE inside and outside the EU;

  • the essence of post-communist legacies and their effects in CEE;

  • the interplay between state- and nation-building and European integration in CEE;

  • the ways how the EU promotes good governance in CEE.


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will:

  • deepen your understanding of democratisation in the diverse and fast-changing region of CEE;

  • critically apply theories and concepts from political science and international relations while analysing democratisation in CEE inside and outside the EU;

  • engage with the leading academic debates on what variables stimulate and challenge democratisation in CEE;

  • sharpen your skills of developing and presenting your arguments individually and in team.



Class times

This course is taught through one lecture and one tutorial per week. Lectures are held on Monday at 9am in Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building. Tutorials are held on Monday at 11am in Room 9.01, David Hume Tower; on Monday at 1pm in G.14 Seminar Room, Medical School, Teviot; on Monday at 5pm in Seminar Room G5, Appleton Tower.

Please sign up for one of the tutorial sessions via LEARN.

Tutorials start on week 2.


Course Assessment


You are expected to attend all tutorials.

The course has two components of assessment:

  1. an individual presentation, delivered in class and submitted in writing (1,000 words, Microsoft Word) (15%),

  2. an essay of 3,500 words (85%)


Individual presentations


Each tutorial suggests two core readings, as well as further readings. You should read both core readings and at least one further reading from the list. Each tutorial two of you will be asked to make an individual presentation of a particular core reading. Please assign for your individual presentations by Week 2. Individual presentations should be oral and last for 10 minutes. Individual presentations will be followed by discussions. These questions will allow you to improve your work, if necessary.


Presentations must be submitted as a hard copy AND electronically by 12 NOON on 12 November 2012.


A perfect written presentation would demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the chosen topic and present the argument convincingly. It would be well-structured and clear. Writing and referencing would be of a high standard.


Essays


Here are 5 pre-assigned research questions for your essays:

  1. What factors have stimulated and constrained the consolidation of democratic rule in CEE inside and outside the EU?

  2. Compare and contrast the extent to which the design of government institutions has affected democratic performance in CEE inside and outside the EU.

  3. What factors have stimulated and constrained the formation of party systems in CEE inside and outside the EU?

  4. To what degree has regionalism affected territorial reforms in CEE?

  5. Examine comparatively the extent to which European integration has stimulated democratisation in CEE inside and outside the EU.


You are strongly advised to use a comparative method in your essays and to choose cases from both inside and outside the EU.


Essays must be submitted as a hard copy AND electronically by 12 NOON on 5 November 2012.


Essays will normally be returned within three working weeks of their deadlines with both comments and a mark.


The mark for coursework is provisional, since coursework may also be seen by the External Examiners and the mark may sometimes be amended.


Please see the ‘Honours Handbook’ for further information on submission of coursework; ‘Late Penalty Waivers’; plagiarism; learning disabilities, special circumstances; common marking descriptors, re-marking procedures and appeals


Course Programme


Week 1.

Lecture: General introduction to the course and a lecture on Democratisation and Europeanisation

NO TUTORIALS


Week 2.

Lecture: Post-Communist Legacies in CEE

Tutorial: How do post-communist legacies affect the trajectories of democratisation?


Week 3.

Lecture: Domestic state architectures in CEE

Tutorial: Political regimes in CEE


Week 4.

Lecture: State- and nation-building in CEE

Tutorial: The role of regionalism in state- and nation-building in CEE


Week 5.

Lecture: Territorial reforms in new EU member states

Tutorial: Territorial reforms in Eastern Europe outside the EU

Week 6.

Lecture: The formation of party systems in CEE

Tutorial: ‘Parties of power’ and oppositional parties in CEE


Week 7.

Lecture: National and regional elections in CEE

Tutorial: Voting behavior and turnout in CEE


Week 8.

Lecture: Electoral rules and electoral systems in CEE

Tutorial: Political culture in CEE


Week 9.

Lecture: EU enlargement and democratisation

Tutorial: The European Neighborhood Policies, the Eastern Partnership


Week 10.

Lecture: Russian foreign policy and democratisation in CEE

Tutorial: ‘Colour revolutions’: between East and West


Key Texts


Rustow, D. (1970) Transition to Democracy: Toward a Dynamic Model, Comparative Politics, 2(3): 337-363.


Linz, J. and A. Stepan (1996) Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America, and Post-Communist Europe. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.


O’Donnell, G. and P. Schmitter (1986) Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Tentative Conclusions about Uncertain Democracies. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.


Outhwaite W. (2009), Europe Beyond East and West. In: Rumford C, ed. Handbook of European Studies. London: Sage.


Vachudova, M. (2005), Europe undivided: democracy, leverage and integration after communism, Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Pop-Eleches, G. (2007), “Historical Legacies and Post-Communist Regime Change”, The Journal of Politics, 69: 4, pp. 908–926.


Birch, S. (2003), Electoral Systems and Political Transformation in Post-Communist Europe, New York : Palgrave Macmillan.


Bochsler, D. (2010), Territory and Electoral Rules in Post-Communist Democracies. Palgrave Macmillan.


Pridham, G. (2005), Designing democracy: EU enlargement and regime change in post-communist Europe. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


Haughton, T. (2007), “When Does the EU Make a Difference? Conditionality and the Accession Process in Central and Eastern Europe”, Political Studies Review, 5: 233–246.


The journals Europe-Asia Studies and Journal of Democracy regularly carry material relevant to the course. Other useful journals include: British Journal of Political Science, Political Studies, Journal of Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, Slavic Review, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics.


Week 1. 17 September 2012


Lecture: General introduction to the course and a lecture on Democratisation and Europeanisation


This lecture will provide an overview of course learning outcomes and administration. It will clarify the leading theoretical and conceptual frames for analysing Europeanization in CEE.


No tutorials this week


Readings


Buller, J. and A. Gamble (2002), ‘Conceptualising Europeanisation’, Public Policy and Administration, 17 (4).


Kopecky, P. and C. Mudde (2000), What has Eastern Europe taught us about the democratisation literature (and vice versa)? European Journal of Political Research, 37: 517–539.


Rustow, D. (1970) Transition to Democracy: Toward a Dynamic Model, Comparative Politics, 2(3): 337-363.


Schedler, A. (1998) ‘How should we study democratic consolidation?’, Democratization, 5(4): 1-19.


Carothers, T. (2002) ‘The end of the transition paradigm’, Journal of Democracy, 13(1).


Gans-Morse, J. (2004) ‘Searching for Transitologists: Contemporary Theories of Post-Communist Transitions and the Myth of a Dominant Paradigm’ Post-Soviet Affairs 20(4): 320-349.


King, C. (2000) ‘Post-Postcommunism: Transition, Comparison and the End of “Eastern Europe”’, World Politics, 53: 143-172.


Cameron, D. (2007) ‘Post-Communist Democracy: The Impact of the European Union’, Post Soviet Affairs, 23 (3): 185-217.


Week 2. 24 September 2012


Lecture: Post-Communist Legacies in CEE


The lecture will explain the theory and practice of post-communist legacies, using the cases from CEE. It will clarify the challenges of the communist past for the state in society in CEE.


Core-Readings


Pop-Eleches, G. (2007), ‘Historical Legacies and Post-Communist Regime Change’, The Journal of Politics, 69 (4): 908–926.


Kopstein, J. (2003) Postcommunist Democracy: Legacies and Outcomes, Comparative Politics, 35 2.


Tutorial: How do post-communist legacies affect the trajectories of democratisation?


The tutorial will investigate the correlation between similar post-communist legacies and different trajectories of democratisation in CEE.


Further Readings


Darden, K. and A. Grzymala-Busse, (2006) "The Great Divide: Precommunist Schooling and

Postcommunist Trajectories," World Politics, 59 1


Badescu, G. and P. Sum (2005) “Historical Legacies, Social Capital and Civil Society: Comparing Romania on a Regional Level,” Europe-Asia Studies. 57 1, 117-133.


Roper, S. amd F. Fesnic (2003) Historical Legacies and Their Impact on Post-Communist Voting Behaviour, Europe-Asia Studies, 55, 1, 119–131.


Welsh, H. (1994) Political Transition Processes in Central and Eastern Europe, Comparative Politics, 26(4): 379-394.


Arpad, S. and A. Horvath (1991) ‘Political Instructors and the Decline of Communism in Hungary: Apparatus, Nomenclatura and the Issue of Legacy’, British Journal of Political Science, 21(4); 469-488.


Roberts, A. (2006) What kind of democracy is emerging in Eastern Europe? Post-Soviet Affairs, 22(1): 37-64.


Ágh, A. (1993) The `Comparative Revolution' and the Transition in Central and Southern Europe, Journal of Theoretical Politics, 5(2): 231-252.

Bunce, V. and J. Echols (1979) 'From Soviet Studies to Comparative Studies: The Unfinished Revolution', Soviet Studies, 31(1): 43-55.


McSweeney, D. And C. Tempest (1993) The Political Science of Democratic Transition in Eastern Europe, Political Studies, 41 (3): 408–419.


Week 3. 1 October 2012


Lecture: Domestic state architectures in CEE


The lecture will examine political systems and institutional settings in CEE inside and outside the EU. How are political systems formed and changed in CEE? What makes them similar or different?


Tutorial: Political regimes in CEE


The tutorial will compare political regimes in CEE and explain their dynamics in a comparative perspective. Questions to investigate include: ‘What are political regimes and how do they change?’ ‘What makes political regimes similar or different in CEE?’ ‘Does the EU affect political regime changes in Eastern Europe outside the EU?’


Core readings


Kitschelt, H. (1992) Political Regime Change: Structure and Process-Driven Explanations? The American Political Science Review, 86 (4): 1028-1034.


Way, L. (2005) Authoritarian State Building and the Sources of Regime Competitiveness in the Fourth Wave: The Cases of Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine, World Politics, 57(2): 231-261.


Further Readings


Kornai, J. (2006) The great transformation of Central Eastern Europe. Success and disappointment, Economics of Transition, 14 (2): 207–244.


Duverger, M. (1980) "A New Political System Model: Semi-presidential Government." European Journal of Political Research, No. 8.


Hale, H. (2010) The uses of divided power. Journal of Democracy, 21(3): 84-98.


Hale, H. (2010) ‘Eurasian polities as hybrid regimes: The case of Putin's Russia’, Journal of Eurasian Studies, 1(1).


Crowther, W. (2010) Introduction: Contemporary Romanian Politics, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 43: 1-5.


Fish, S. (2006) Stronger Legislatures, Stronger Democracies, Journal of Democracy, 17(1): 5-20.


Anderson, C. and C. Guillory (1997) Political Institutions and Satisfaction with Democracy: A Cross-National Analysis of Consensus and Majoritarian Systems, The American Political Science Review, 91(1): 66-81.


Offe, K., Elster, J., Preuss, U. (1998) Institutional Design in Post-Communist Societies: Rebuilding the Ship at Sea. New York: Cambridge University Press.


Easter, G. (1997) Preference For Presidentialism: Postcommunist Regime Change in Russia and the NIS, World Politics, 49(2): 184-211.


Bafoil, F. (2009) Central and Eastern Europe: Europeanisation and social change, Palgrave Macmillan.


Rose R. and W. Mishler (1994) Mass Reaction to Regime Change in Eastern Europe: Polarization or Leaders and Laggards? British Journal of Political Science, 24: 159-182.


Allina-Pisano, J. (2010) Social contracts and authoritarian projects in post-Soviet space: The use of administrative resource, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 43: 373–382.


Sakwa, R. (2010) ‘The Dual State in Russia’, Post-Soviet Affairs, 26(3), July-September.


Przeworski, A. (1991) Democracy and the market political and economic reforms in Eastern Europe and Latin America, Cambridge University Press, 210 p.

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