Central and East European politics : from communism to democracy
- edited by Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane Leftwich Curry.
- Third edition.
- Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- xvi, 550 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part I: Introduction
- Chapter 1: Twenty-five Years after
- 1989: Issues in Postcommunist Europe, Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane L. Curry Part II: Policies and Issues
- Chapter 2: The Political Transition, Valerie Bunce
- Chapter 3: Re-creating the Market, Sharon Fisher
- Chapter 4: Social Aspects of Transformation, Alfio Cerami
- Chapter 5: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Expansion of Democracy, Zsuzsa Csergo
- Chapter 6: Women's Participation in Postcommunist Politics, Marilyn Rueschemeyer
- Chapter 7: Transitional Justice in East-Central Europe, Peter Rozic and Brian Grodsky
- Chapter 8: EU Accession and After, Ronald H. Linden with Shane Killian
- Chapter 9: Security Issues: NATO and Beyond, Joshua Spero Part III: Case Studies
- Chapter 10: Poland: The Politics of "God's Playground", Jane L. Curry
- Chapter 11: The Czech and Slovak Republics: Two Paths to the Same Destination, Sharon L. Wolchik
- Chapter 12: Hungary: From Postcommunism to Populist Nationalism, Frederigo Argentieri
- Chapter 13: The Baltic Countries: Challenges and Changes in the New Europe, Daina S. Eglitis
- Chapter 14: Bulgaria: Progress and Development, Janusz Bugajski
- Chapter 15: Romania: Old Problems and New Challenges, Daniel Brett
- Chapter 16: Albania: The Challenges of Transition, Elez Biberaj
- Chapter 17: Former Yugoslavia and Its Successors, Mark Baskin and Paula Pickering
- Chapter 18: Ukraine: Leaving the Crossroads, Taras Kuzio Part IV: Conclusion
- Chapter 19: Twenty-five Years Later: A Balance Sheet, Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane L. Curry.
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Now in a fully updated edition, this essential text explores the post-communist half of Europe and the problems and potential it brings to the world stage. Clear and comprehensive, the book offers an authoritative and current analysis of the region's transformations and realities-from pre-communist history to the victories and reversals in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and Ukraine, including the Euromaidan and its domestic and international ramifications. Divided into two parts, the book presents a set of comparative country case studies as well as thematic chapters on key issues, including EU and NATO expansion, the economic transition and its social ramifications, the role of women, persistent problems of ethnicity and nationalism, legacies of the past, and political reform. Leading scholars provide the crucial historical context necessary to evaluate the challenges facing the region. They explain how communism ended and how democratic politics has developed or is struggling to emerge in its wake, how individual countries have transformed their economies, how their populations have been affected by rapid and wrenching change, and how foreign policy making has evolved. They explore the reversals and conflicts that have emerged even in the most successful transitions and their relevance to our understanding of political transitions and democratic consolidation in general. For students and specialists alike, this book will be an invaluable resource on the politics and economics of Central and Eastern Europe, caught between the EU and a resurgent Russia.
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- North Atlantic Treaty Organization > Europe, Eastern.
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization > Europe, Central.
- European Union > Europe, Eastern.
- European Union > Europe, Central.
- Post-communism > Europe, Eastern.
- Post-communism > Europe, Central.
- Democracy > Europe, Eastern.
- Democracy > Europe, Central.
- Europe, Eastern > Politics and government > 1989-
- Europe, Central > Politics and government > 1989-
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