Black Sea Politics: Political Culture and Civil Society in an Unstable Region (International Library of Political Studies Series #8)

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Black Sea Politics presents a variety of experiences of civil society, looking at representation, participation and power relations in countries such as Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, and the Caucasus area. A rare combination of the "insider" perspectives of regional experts and the "outsider" views of international experts, this book presents vital new insights on an under-studied region with growing importance in international relations as witnessed by the confrontations between Russia and the West in the Ukranian election crisis.

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Ayse Ayata is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Center For Black Sea and Central Asia at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara. Ayça Ergun is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Middle East Technical University. Isil Çelimli is at the Department of Sociology, Columbia University, New York.

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Table of Contents

Preface--Ayse Ayata, Ayça Ergun, Isil Çelimli
• Introduction: Black Sea as the Region of Study
• 'Frontier-Function and Civil Society: Past and Prospects of the Black Sea World'--Eyüp Özveren
• 'Interregional Cooperation Between the EU and Black Sea Economic Cooperation'--Tunç Aybak
• Representation, Participation and Elections
• 'Parties and Electorate in Ukraine: Cultivating the Grassroots'--Sarah Birch
• 'Transitional Politics, Political Marketing and Civil Society: The Case of the 2000 Elections of Romania'--Stephan Blackwell and Luciana Salagean
• 'The Evolution of the Multi-party System of Ukraine: The Prelude to a Rebust Democracy?'--Olga Kessarchuk
• Civil Society and Its Organisations
• 'Democratisation from Below: The Formation of Civil Society in Azerbaijan'--Ayça Ergun
• 'Civil Society-Key Element of Post-Cold War Zeitgeist (A Short Brief for Civic Society Structure in Bulgaria' --Elena Triffanova
• 'Civilarchic Transformation of Civil Society in Armenia: Civiliologic Discourse'--Ashot Alexanyan
• 'The Constitution of the Civil Sector in Bulgaria after 1989-Between Business Enterprise and Civic Participation'--Petya Kabakchieva
• Power Relations
• 'Social Power and Post-Soviet Economic Transformation' --Neil Robinson
• 'Mass Media State control and the Predicament of Civil Society in Post-Soviet Russia'--Oktay Tanrisever
• 'State Formation, Nationalism and Democratisation: The Turkish Experience vis-a-vis the Mediterranean and East European Cases'--Fethi Açikel
• Conclusion--Ayse Ayata, Isil Çelimli, Ayça Ergun

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