"This book is among the first books to consider post-communist Europe from the point of view of the rule of law. This book collects articles written by specialists on the rule of law in particular countries. Interdisciplinary in approach, this book reveals the multi-layered complexity of the development of the rule of law after communism."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter The Rule of Law after Communism: An Introduction part PART I: THE RULE OF LAW chapter 1 Legal Cultures and the Rule of Law chapter 2 Positivist or Non-Positivist Rule of Law?: Polish Experience of a General Dilemma chapter 3 Rules of Law: The Complexity of Legality in Hungary chapter 4 Institutional Optimism, Cultural Pessimism and the Rule of Law part PART II: CONSTITUTIONALISM chapter 5 Traditional Elements in the Constitutions of Central and East European Democracies chapter 6 The Paradigm of Constitutionalism The Hungarian Experience chapter 7 Paradigm Lost? The Constitutional Process in Poland and the Hope of a chapter 8 Rights and Freedoms under the new Polish Constitution part PART III: DEALING WITH THE PAST chapter 9 Can we do Justice to the Past? chapter 10 Lustration and Decommunisation: Ethical and Theoretical Debates chapter 11 Lustration or the Czech Way of Screening part PART IV: CRIME chapter 12 Is Revolution a Solution? State Crime in Communist and Post-Communist Poland chapter 13 Social Transformation and Crime: A Crisis of deregulation part PART V: THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION chapter 14 The Collapse of Totalitarian Regimes in Eastern Europe and the International Rule of Law.