This book, edited by András Bíró-Nagy and Ania Skrzypek, and published by Palgrave Macmillan, analyses three decades of political developments within the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia.
'The Social Democratic Parties in the Visegrád Countries: Predicaments and Prospects for Progressivism' explains the rise, the fall, and the fight for the perseverance of the center-left in post-transition countries, and investigates the roots of the vulnerability of representative democracies in post-transition countries.
“This path-breaking volume examines the transformation of social democracy in the four countries of Visegrád. Rich in detail and cogently argued, the work is a major contribution to debates about the changing nature of social democracy across Europe, and will be required reading for scholars and students alike”
Patrick Diamond, Professor, Queen Mary, University of London
“A group of renowned NGO experts from progressive think-tanks have authored a must-read primer for everyone interested in the challenges of contemporary politics in Europe. From progressivism to illiberalism, the book delivers a particularly insightful glimpse at the political currents of Central Europe. An important contribution to the debate on the future of social democracy in Europe”
Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005)
“This volume is an essential contribution to the European debate about the state and future of social democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. Being completed with academic precision and an excellent understanding of the socio-economic reality of the country-cases studies, the book is a long-awaited, absolute must-read“
Biljana Borzan, Vice-President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament and MEP
The book is available here: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-30792-8