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By Alexander Wöll,Harald Wydra

ISBN-10: 041542822X

ISBN-13: 9780415428224

ISBN-10: 041554419X

ISBN-13: 9780415544191

In the absence of democratic nation associations, jap ecu nations have been thought of to own simply myths of democracy. engaged on the basis that democracy is not just an institutional association but in addition a civilisational venture, this ebook argues that legendary narratives aid figuring out the emergence of democracy with out ‘democrats’. interpreting varied nationwide traditions in addition to pre-communist and communist narratives, myths are obvious as politically fabricated ‘programmes of fact’ that shape and maintain the political mind's eye. showing as cultural, literary, or ancient assets, myths volume to ideology in narrative shape, which actors use in political struggles for the sake of accomplishing social compliance and loyalty with the authority of recent political varieties. Drawing on a variety of case reviews together with Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia, this booklet argues that narratives concerning the earlier should not easily ‘legacies’ of former regimes yet have actively formed representations and meanings of democracy within the sector. Taking varied theoretical and methodological ways, the facility of fable is explored for concerns equivalent to management, collective identity-formation, literary illustration of heroic figures, cultural symbolism in performative paintings in addition to at the structure of legitimacy and civic identification in post-communist democracies.

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