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Author Rose-Ackerman, Susan.
Title From elections to democracy : building accountable government in Hungary and Poland / Susan Rose-Ackerman.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Author Rose-Ackerman, Susan.
Subject Political participation -- Hungary.
Transparency in government -- Hungary.
Democracy -- Hungary.
Political participation -- Poland.
Transparency in government -- Poland.
Democracy -- Poland.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 272 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index.
Contents Policymaking accountability and democratic consolidation -- Alternative routes to policy-making accountability -- Legacy of the past -- External accountability and the European Union -- Oversight -- Decentralized political accountability -- Public participation in policymaking: government procedures -- Civil society groups: overview -- Environmental advocacy organizations in Hungary -- Student and youth organizations in Poland -- Democratic consolidation and policy-making accountability.
Summary This study documents the weaknesses of public oversight and participation in policymaking in Hungary and Poland. It discusses five alternative routes to accountability including European Union oversight, constitutional institutions such as presidents and courts, devolution to lower-level governments, the use of neo-corporatist bodies, and open-ended participation rights.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0511125755 (electronic bk.)
9780511125751 (electronic bk.)
0511123612 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511123610 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0511124899 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511124891 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511510342 (electronic bk.)
0511510349 (electronic bk.)
9780521692151 (paperback)
9780511198250 (electronic bk.)
0511198256 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9780521843836
OCLC # 61396796
Additional Format Print version: Rose-Ackerman, Susan. From elections to democracy. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005 0521843839 (DLC) 2004024986 (OCoLC)56894451

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