Central and East European Politics: From Communism to by Sharon L. Wolchik,Jane Leftwich Curry

By Sharon L. Wolchik,Jane Leftwich Curry

Now in a completely up to date variation, this crucial textual content explores the post-communist 1/2 Europe and the issues and capability it brings to the area degree. transparent and entire, the ebook bargains an authoritative and present research of the region’s variations and realities—from pre-communist heritage to the victories and reversals in critical and jap Europe, the Baltics, and Ukraine, together with the Euromaidan and its household and foreign ramifications. Divided into components, the publication offers a collection of comparative kingdom case experiences in addition to thematic chapters on key concerns, together with european and NATO growth, the industrial transition and its social ramifications, the position of ladies, power difficulties of ethnicity and nationalism, legacies of the prior, and political reform.

Leading students give you the the most important ancient context essential to evaluation the demanding situations dealing with the sector. They clarify how communism ended and the way democratic politics has constructed or is suffering to emerge in its wake, how person international locations have reworked their economies, how their populations were tormented by speedy and wrenching switch, and the way international coverage making has advanced. They discover the reversals and conflicts that experience emerged even within the such a lot winning transitions and their relevance to our knowing of political transitions and democratic consolidation generally. for college students and experts alike, this ebook can be a useful source at the politics and economics of important and jap Europe, stuck among the ecu and a resurgent Russia.

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