The Politics of Transition: Shaping a Post-Soviet Future / Edition 1

The Politics of Transition: Shaping a Post-Soviet Future / Edition 1

by Stephen White, Graeme Gill, Darrell Slider
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521446341

ISBN-13: 9780521446341

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book, written by three of the West's leading scholars of Soviet and post-Soviet affairs, traces the politics of transition in the late 1980s and early 1990s from its origins to its uncertain post-communist future. Detailed but clearly and accessibly written, The Politics of Transition provides an ideal guide for students and specialists to the changes that have…  See more details below

Overview

This book, written by three of the West's leading scholars of Soviet and post-Soviet affairs, traces the politics of transition in the late 1980s and early 1990s from its origins to its uncertain post-communist future. Detailed but clearly and accessibly written, The Politics of Transition provides an ideal guide for students and specialists to the changes that have been taking place in the politics of the newly-independent nations that together constitute a sixth of the world's land surface.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521446341
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Beyond marxism; 2. Reforming the electoral system; 3. Structures of government; 4. The presidency and central government; 5. From union to independence; 6. Patterns of republic and local politics; 7. The withering away of the party; 8. The emergence of competitive politics; 9. The politics of economic interests; 10. Public opinion and the political process; 11. Letters and political communication; 12. The Soviet transition and 'democracy from above'.

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