Independent Belarus: Domestic Determinants, Regional Dynamics, and Implications for the West

Independent Belarus: Domestic Determinants, Regional Dynamics, and Implications for the West

by Margarita M. Balmaceda
     
 

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 ushered in a period of democratization and market reform extending across the East-Central European region, with one important exception: Belarus. Ironically, Belarus's fledgling attempts at democracy produced a leader who has suspended the post-Soviet constitution and its institutions and created a personal dictatorship. To… See more details below

Overview

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 ushered in a period of democratization and market reform extending across the East-Central European region, with one important exception: Belarus. Ironically, Belarus's fledgling attempts at democracy produced a leader who has suspended the post-Soviet constitution and its institutions and created a personal dictatorship. To discuss developments in Belarus, an international group of scholars and policymakers gathered at Harvard University in 1999. The broad spectrum of issues covered is examined in this volume, providing an understanding of Belarus today and its prospects for the future.

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This book will be vital reading for anyone interested in Belarus or security issues on the eastern edge of the expanding European Union.
— P. Rutland

Choice - P. Rutland
This book will be vital reading for anyone interested in Belarus or security issues on the eastern edge of the expanding European Union.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780916458942
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Series:
Harvard Slavic Studies Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.40(d)

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