Central and East European Politics: From Communism to Democracy / Edition 2

Central and East European Politics: From Communism to Democracy / Edition 2

by Sharon L. Wolchik
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742567346

ISBN-13: 9780742567344

Pub. Date: 11/16/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

A new edition of this book is now available.

Now in a fully updated edition, this essential text explores the other half of Europe—the new and future members of the European Union along with the problems and potential they bring to the region and to the world stage. Clear and comprehensive, it offers an authoritative and up-to-date analysis of the

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A new edition of this book is now available.

Now in a fully updated edition, this essential text explores the other half of Europe—the new and future members of the European Union along with the problems and potential they bring to the region and to the world stage. Clear and comprehensive, it offers an authoritative and up-to-date analysis of the transformations and realities in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and Ukraine. 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, and political reform. New to this edition is a chapter on Albania.

Leading scholars provide the historical context for the current situation of each country in the region. They explain how communism ended and how democratic politics has emerged 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. For students and specialists alike, this book will be an invaluable resource on the newly democratizing states of Europe.

Contributions by: Federigo Argentieri, Mark Baskin, Elez Biberaj, Janusz Bugajski, Valerie Bunce, Zsuzsa Csergo, Jane L. Curry, Daina Stukuls Eglitis, Sharon Fisher, John Gledhill, Charles King, Taras Kuzio, Ronald Linden, Paula Pickering, Marilyn Rueschemeyer, Jeffrey Simon, Joshua Spero, and Sharon L. Wolchik.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742567344
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Democracy, the Market, and the Return to Europe: From Communism to the European Union and NATO
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: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Expansion of Democracy
Zsuzsa Csergo
Chapter 5: Women's Participation in Postcommunist Politics
Marilyn Rueschemeyer
Chapter 6: EU Accession and the Role of International Actors
Ronald Linden
Chapter 7: Security Issues: NATO and Beyond
Jeffrey Simon and Joshua Spero
Part III: Case Studies
Chapter 8: Poland: The Politics of "God's Playground"
Jane L. Curry
Chapter 9: The Czech and Slovak Republics: Two Paths to the Same Destination
Sharon L. Wolchik
Chapter 10: Hungary: Appraising the Past and Adjusting to the Present
Federigo Argentieri
Chapter 11: The Baltic States: Changes and Challenges in the New Europe
Daina Stukuls Eglitis
Chapter 12: Bulgaria: Progress and Development
Janusz Bugajski
Chapter 13: Former Yugoslavia and Its Successors
Mark Baskin and Paula Pickering
Chapter 14: Romania since 1989: Living beyond the Past
John Gledhill and Charles King
Chapter 15: Ukraine: Muddling Along
Taras Kuzio
Chapter 16: Albania: The Challenges of Transition
Elez Biberaj
Part IV: Conclusion
Chapter 17: What Now?
Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane L. Curry

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