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dc.contributor.advisorShambayati, Hootanen_US
dc.contributor.authorElbasani, Aroldaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-01T10:55:30Z
dc.date.available2016-07-01T10:55:30Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/29196
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study seeks to analyze the correlation between constitutions and democratization by comparing the cases of Hungary and Bulgaria. It suggests that the democratic credentials of constitutions are dependent to the constitution–making factors and processes, constitutional design as well as the implementation process. Both countries under study have adopted new constitutions to cope with the process of democratization. The new constitutions became a crucial asset to democratization to the extent they were indispensable in structuring the new governments and spelling out a catalogue of basic rights. They imparted the political systems with the fundamental characteristics of the democratic regimes, but lack of respect for the rule of law among the governing elites puts into question the whole project of democratization. Thus, constitutions can induce institutional incentives that smooth the process of democratization, but they by themselves can not produce a workable democracy. Democratization is a multifaceted project, which extends beyond the constitutional impact. Respect for the rule of law seems to be the missing chain and the future challenge of democratization.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityElbasani, Aroldaen_US
dc.format.extentv, 103 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectConstitutionen_US
dc.subjectDemocratizationen_US
dc.subjectEastern Europeen_US
dc.subjectBulgariaen_US
dc.subjectHungaryen_US
dc.subject.lccJN96.A58 E43 2002en_US
dc.subject.lcshDemocratization Europe, Eastern.en_US
dc.titleThe impact of constitutions on democratization : cases of Hungary and Bulgariaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidBILKUTUPB066518


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