The Post Soviet States: Mapping the Politics of Transition / Edition 1
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The Post Soviet States: Mapping the Politics of Transition / Edition 1

by Graham Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340677910

ISBN-13: 9780340677919

Pub. Date: 07/01/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The collapse of the Soviet Union has engendered one of the most momentous and critical regional transformations of our times through formation and development of the post-Soviet states. This book explores the politics of post-Soviet transition and the problems which will continue to face these states in the twenty-first century as they struggle toward democracy,

Overview

The collapse of the Soviet Union has engendered one of the most momentous and critical regional transformations of our times through formation and development of the post-Soviet states. This book explores the politics of post-Soviet transition and the problems which will continue to face these states in the twenty-first century as they struggle toward democracy, market reform, ethnic co-existence and integration into a new geopolitical post-Cold War world order.

Richly illustrated with examples drawn from Russian and other post-Soviet primary sources, the book focuses upon three broad themes of transition: first, the progression from colonialism to post-colonialism and the consequences of such changes on national identity and the redefinition of national homeland; second, the movement away from totalitarian rule and the processes that both facilitate and challenge the prospects of a democratic future; third, the process of securing a successful place in the global capitalist economy.

New theoretical ways are introduced to map out these themes, providing a framework from which to understand the geopolitical, economic and social processes that are likely to shape this transition into the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340677919
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Trials of transition

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