Valerie J. Bunce

Valerie J. Bunce is the Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies and professor of government at Cornell University.

Democracy after Communism

Is the challenge of building and consolidating democracy under postcommunist conditions unique, or can one apply lessons learned from other new democracies? The essays collected in this volume explore these questions, while tracing how the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have fared in the decade following the fall of communism.