Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Introduction: The Objectives Of This Book

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter provides an overview of the book, which aims at a sociological analysis of constitutionalism after the collapse of the communist regimes in East Central Europe (ECE) on the verge of the 21st century. Because of their range and scope, as well as their social context and political consequences European and global these events are easily compared to earlier, historical events and processes that took place in Europe. The conceptualization of constitution as a theory of society within society is instrumental in the analysis of the transformation of a communist, fictive constitution into a binding one, and in the analysis of its contribution to social and political consolidation, and active citizenship.

Keywords: Communism; constitutionalism; East Central Europe (ECE)



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    From 'Civil Society' to 'Europe' — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation