Central and East European Handbook: Regional Handbooks of Economic Development: Prospects Onto The 21st Century

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Examines key issues affecting the economic growth of the region, touching on social and political factors. Beginning chapters explain the region's and individual states' economic conditions and initiatives within a historical and political context. Later chapters analyze factors such as energy sources, agriculture, manufacturing, banking and other financial services, economic relations with Russia, and minorities, states, and conflict. A final chapter looks at relations with the rest of Europe. Includes a chronology, profiles of key figures, and lists of political and economic institutions and ethnic groups. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Editors' Note vii
Map: National Frontiers and Capital Cities in Central and Eastern Europe x
Context and Prospects
1 Poland 3
2 Hungary 12
3 The Baltic States 23
4 The Czech Republic and Slovakia 40
5 Bulgaria 56
6 Romania 68
7 Communism in Yugoslavia and Albania 80
8 Serbia and Montenegro 92
9 Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Macedonia 104
10 Albania 116
Economic and Social Issues
11 Sources and Uses of Energy 129
12 Agriculture 140
13 The Transformation of Manufacturing 151
14 Banking and Other Financial Services 161
15 Economic Relations with Russia 172
16 Regional Development 182
17 Minorities, States, and Conflict 195
International Relations
18 Relations with the Wider Europe 209
Chronology 221
Personalities 252
Political and Economic Institutions 263
Ethnic Groups 268
Bibliography 275
Index 283
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