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Presidential Elections in Ukraine: Political Unification in the Midst of Rebellion

Clearly, even in this extraordinary election, as so often happens, the voters assessed alternatives rationally rather than emotionally. Peace and prosperity come first. Yet this election was more a test of personal confidence than of specific issues.

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Estonia deserves attention. The missing civil society

Journal of Baltic Studies, March 2009, Journal of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies

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Estonian Elections. Stability and consensus

2011 elections in Estonia is a distinct indication of a political development in very much the right direction. The government coalition did ´deliver´ to the voters, and in a relation of reciprocity, the voters delivered back.

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The Communist Past. Party Formation and Elites in the Baltic States

Political development in the three Baltic countries has not been equal. The development of democracy and the degree of corruption depends, among other things – it is argued here – on how the resistance against the Soviet Union was organized.

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