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Główne tendencje w procesach kształtowania się systemów politycznych państw postradzieckich
Main tendencies in the process of forming post-Soviet political systems

Author(s): Rafał Czachor
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, History, Governance
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie
Keywords: democratization; transformation of political systems; hybrid regimes; post-Soviet space

Summary/Abstract: The peak moment of crisis in the Soviet Union was its official dissolution in the end of 1991. All former Soviet republics were forced to face serious challenges in social and political development. The phenomena of post-communist transformation is a field of broad investigations. The article examines main common trends in the development of political systems in the post-Soviet countries. The author concludes that former USSR republics have passed period of transformation and established political regimes of a new type. It confirms a thesis about possibility of transformation of undemocratic regime into another undemocratic. Drawing prospects to further development of post-Soviet political systems, the author suggests two scenarios: “turbulent democratization” and “authoritarian remake”.

  • Issue Year: VI/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 85-98
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish