This introductory chapter explains the objectives of this book, mainly to explore the recent work of Western liberal theorists on the issues of pluralism and minority rights in post-Communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe. It seeks to answer the question of whether Western models of liberal pluralism can contribute to the democratisation and stabilization of post-Communist Europe. An overview of the papers included in this volume is presented.
Keywords: pluralism; liberal pluralists; minority rights; post-Communist; Eastern Europe; Central Europe; democratisation; stabilization
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Subjects: Political Theory
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