Revolution And Transition In East-Central Europe / Edition 2

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Overview


Eastern and Western Europe continue to change in their relationship to one another and in their ongoing dynamic with the post-Soviet states. Economic development, electoral upheaval, and the Bosnian crisis all color the transition from communism to democracy and from a Cold War outlook to a new global order still taking shape.In this fully revised and updated edition of his popular and critically acclaimed text, David Mason brings the revolutionary events of 1989 into context with the transitional yet turbulent 1990s. We see new parties, new politics, new constitutions, and new opportunities in light of economic shock therapies, “left turns” in recent elections, and dissolving sovereignties and alliances. Despite savage ethnic conflict, economic scarcity, and political insecurity, Mason shows us that East-Central Europe is consolidating and reemerging as a region to be reckoned with on the global stage.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813328355
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Series: Dilemmas in World Politics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 260
  • Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.59 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


David S. Mason is professor of political science at Butler University. His publications include Public Opinion and Political Change in Poland and Social Justice and Political Change: Public Opinion in Capitalist and Post-Communist States.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
Introduction 1
1 The Establishment and Decay of Communism in East-Central Europe 9
2 Reform and Revolution in the Soviet Union and East-Central Europe 41
3 Redrawing and Borders in Europe: Germany, the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia 75
4 Rebuilding the Political and Economic Orders 99
5 The Postcommunist Era in International Politics 155
Discussion Questions 191
Notes 195
Suggested Readings 205
Video Resources 211
Glossary 213
Chronology 219
About the Book and Author 225
Books in This Series 227
Index 229
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