1. Parties and party systems in post-communist EU member states : comparative aspects / Susanne Jungerstam-Mulders -- 2. Patterns of party formation in Estonia : consolidation unaccomplished / Evald Mikkel -- 3. Political parties and the party system in Latvia / Artis Pabriks and Aiga Stokenberga / 4. The development of the Lithuanian party system : from stability to perturbation / Aine Ramonaite -- 5. Power without love : patterns of party politics in post-1989 Poland / Aleks Szczerbiak -- 6. The rise of the power monopoly : political parties in the Czech Republic / Petr Kopecky -- 7. Old parties and new : changing patterns of party politics in Slovakia / Mark Rybar -- 8. The survival of the fittest : party system concentration in Hungary / Zsolt Enyedi -- 9. Slovenia : between bipolarity and broad coalition-building / Danica Fink-Hafner -- 10. Party system change in post-communist EU member states / Suxanne Jungerstam-Mulders.