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In Search Of A New Semantics: Discursive Resources Of Postcommunist Constitutionalism

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In this chapter, the author debates the most important resources, the most crucial elements of social capital which influenced the postcommunist transformation and have the potential to provide constitutionalism in ECE with semantic steering. The author argues that there were important reservoirs of novel ideas which developed within the societies of "new Europe" and were decisive in the shaping of their distinctive character. He discusses the recent constitutional history, then turns to some fresh ideas regarding society, politics, and law whose authors were former dissidents of East Central European civil society proper. Finally, the author discusses the liabilities with which the new democracies were burdened when they embarked on their road to freedom.

Keywords: East Central European civil society; postcommunist constitutionalism; semantic steering



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