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Environmental Movements in Eastern Europe: A Comparative Study of Hungary and Russia

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By: Katy Pickvance

Westview Press

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #86298 | ISBN: 0813335183
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Democracy and Environmental Movements in Eastern Europe: A Comparative Study of Hungary and Russia is a systematic comparison of environmental activismand more broadly, collective democratic actionin two former state socialist societies. Based on extensive research, Katy Pickvance offers us a study in contrasts: Russia stands as an example of continuing state centralization, while Hungary has democratized more successfully due to encouraged citizen action. This book sheds light on the differences between these relatively antithetical regimes and shows how such differences shape larger trends of civil and social action in democratizing nations. The result is a wide-ranging investigation of the development of democratic institutions, civic action and environmental movements in the East-European context.


Contents

Introduction A Little Bit to the East from the West and a Little Bit to the West from the East: Democratic Development in Hungary The Historical Absence of Democratic Tradition: The Case of Russia Pluralism, Opposition and Civil Society in Soviet-Type Regimes: in Conceptual Debates and Practice Hungarian Environmental Movements: Case Studies and Analysis Environmental Movements in Russia Local and National Authorities Versus Environmental Movements: the Hungarian Case Local and National Authorities Versus Environmental Movements: the Russian Case A Comparison of Russian and Hungarian Environmental Movements The Relevance of Western Theories in Eastern Europe Conclusion

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