Complex Parliaments in Transition: Central European Federations Facing Regime Change

International Workshop

Ljubljana, 16.10.2015

Jezik: angleški
Vrsta gradiva: Video
Leto: 2015
Založnik(i): Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, Ljubljana, The European Information and Research Network on Parliamentary History, Haag, Kommission für Geschichte des Parlamentarismus und der politischen Parteien, Berlin, Institute of Contemporary History, Praga
Soavtor(ji): Jure Gašparič, Andreas Schulz, Adéla Gjuričová, Mojca Šorn, Jurij Hadalin



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    • dcterms:identifier http://hdl.handle.net/11686/34836
    • dcterms:title
      • Complex Parliaments in Transition: Central European Federations Facing Regime Change
      • International Workshop
      • Ljubljana, 16.10.2015
    • dcterms:subject
      • parlamentarna zgodovina
      • tranzicija
      • konferenca
      • parliamentary history
      • transition
      • conference
    • dcterms:description
      • The collapse of socialist regimes in 1989-1990 set off multifaceted processes of democratic reforms and social and economic transformations. In some of the East-Central European countries, these transformations were even more complex due to their federal structure. Originally, the Soviet, Yugoslav or Czechoslovak federal systems had been projected for “engineered” socialist equalities of the member nations, while following the regime change of late 1980s, this basic precondition ceased to exist and various parts of federations began to express interests, use powers, build party systems and create ethnic publics.

        The workshop will explore some of these examples in detail, through comparing the transformations of three federal countries’ parliamentary systems in the early 1990s – the Czechoslovak, Yugoslav and German one. In Czechoslovakia, strong legal continuity between the socialist, revolutionary and post-socialist era created fascinating blends of the three images of parliament. The German case is ever more described through the colonization metaphor, which is interesting to test on the example of the East German Volkskammer. In Yugoslavia, where the already loose federal system kept getting looser, the individual federal republics with its own socialist parliaments eventually became the only really important political actors in the process of system and state disintegration (what was the role of federation and federal assembly?).

    • dcterms:publisher
      • Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, Ljubljana
      • The European Information and Research Network on Parliamentary History, Haag
      • Kommission für Geschichte des Parlamentarismus und der politischen Parteien, Berlin
      • Institute of Contemporary History, Praga
    • dcterms:contributor
      • Jure Gašparič
      • Andreas Schulz
      • Adéla Gjuričová
      • Mojca Šorn
      • Jurij Hadalin
    • dcterms:date
      • 2015-10-16
    • dcterms:type
      • Moving Image
    • dcterms:language
      • eng
    • dcterms:hasPart