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The Resource Central and East European politics : from communism to democracy, edited by Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane Leftwich Curry

Central and East European politics : from communism to democracy, edited by Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane Leftwich Curry

Label
Central and East European politics : from communism to democracy
Title
Central and East European politics
Title remainder
from communism to democracy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane Leftwich Curry
Contributor
Editor of compilation
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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<U+0127> �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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DLC
Dewey number
947.0009049
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wolchik, Sharon L.
  • Curry, Jane Leftwich
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  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • European Union
  • European Union
  • European Union
  • Post-communism
  • Post-communism
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Europe, Central
Label
Central and East European politics : from communism to democracy, edited by Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane Leftwich Curry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
PART 1. INTRODUCTION -- Twenty-five years after 1989 : issues in postcommunist Europe / Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane L. Curry -- PART 2. POLICIES AND ISSUES -- The political transition / Valerie Bunce -- Re-creating the market / Sharon Fisher -- Social aspects of transformation / Alfio Cerami -- Ethnicity, nationalism, and the expansion of democracy / Zsuzsa Csergo -- Women's participation in postcommunist politics / Marilyn Rueschemeyer -- Transitional justice in Central and Eastern Europe / Peter Rožič and Brian Grodsky -- EU accession and after / Ronald Linden with Shane Killian -- Security issues : NATO and beyond / Joshua Spero -- PART 3. CASE STUDIES -- Poland : the politics of "god's playground" / Jane L. Curry -- The Czech and Slovak Republics : two paths to the same destination / Sharon L. Wolchik -- Hungary : from postcommunism to populist nationalism / Federigo Argentieri -- The Baltic countries : changes and challenges in the new Europe / Daina S. Eglitis -- Bulgaria : progress and development / Janusz Bugajski -- Romania : old problems and new challenges / Daniel Brett -- Albania : the challenges of transition / Elez Biberaj -- Former Yugoslavia and its successors / Mark Baskin and Paula Pickering -- Ukraine : leaving the crossroads / Taras Kuzio -- PART 4. CONCLUSION -- Twenty-five years after 1989 : a balance sheet / Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane L. Curry
Control code
FIEb17666089
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xvi, 550 pages
Isbn
9781442224216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)892794760
Label
Central and East European politics : from communism to democracy, edited by Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane Leftwich Curry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
PART 1. INTRODUCTION -- Twenty-five years after 1989 : issues in postcommunist Europe / Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane L. Curry -- PART 2. POLICIES AND ISSUES -- The political transition / Valerie Bunce -- Re-creating the market / Sharon Fisher -- Social aspects of transformation / Alfio Cerami -- Ethnicity, nationalism, and the expansion of democracy / Zsuzsa Csergo -- Women's participation in postcommunist politics / Marilyn Rueschemeyer -- Transitional justice in Central and Eastern Europe / Peter Rožič and Brian Grodsky -- EU accession and after / Ronald Linden with Shane Killian -- Security issues : NATO and beyond / Joshua Spero -- PART 3. CASE STUDIES -- Poland : the politics of "god's playground" / Jane L. Curry -- The Czech and Slovak Republics : two paths to the same destination / Sharon L. Wolchik -- Hungary : from postcommunism to populist nationalism / Federigo Argentieri -- The Baltic countries : changes and challenges in the new Europe / Daina S. Eglitis -- Bulgaria : progress and development / Janusz Bugajski -- Romania : old problems and new challenges / Daniel Brett -- Albania : the challenges of transition / Elez Biberaj -- Former Yugoslavia and its successors / Mark Baskin and Paula Pickering -- Ukraine : leaving the crossroads / Taras Kuzio -- PART 4. CONCLUSION -- Twenty-five years after 1989 : a balance sheet / Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane L. Curry
Control code
FIEb17666089
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xvi, 550 pages
Isbn
9781442224216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)892794760

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