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
Pub. Date:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.


View All Available Formats & Editions
Current price is , Original price is $42.95. You
Select a Purchase Option (Second Edition)
  • purchase options
    $23.86 $42.95 Save 44% Current price is $23.86, Original price is $42.95. You Save 44%.
    Note: Access code and/or supplemental material are not guaranteed to be included with textbook rental or used textbook.


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

This long-needed 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. 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. For students and specialists alike, this book will be an invaluable resource on the newly democratizing states of Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900742567343
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/16/2010
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Sharon L. Wolchik is professor of political science at George Washington University. Jane Leftwich Curry is professor of political science at Santa Clara University.

List of contributors: Valerie Bunce, Sharon Fisher, Kevin Deegan-Krause, Zsuzsa Csergő, Vello Pettai, Eva-Clarita Pettai, Ronald H. Linden, Joshua Spero, Federigo Argentieri, Daina S. Eglitis, Janusz Bugajski, Monica Ciobanu, Elez Biberaj, Mark Baskin, Paula Pickering, and Taras Kuzio

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
List of Illustrations     xi
Democracy, the Market, and the Return to Europe: From Communism to the European Union and NATO   Sharon L. Wolchik   Jane L. Curry     3
Policies and Issues
The Political Transition   Valerie Bunce     33
Re-Creating the Market   Sharon Fisher     55
Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Expansion of Democracy   Zsuzsa Csergo     87
Women's Participation in Postcommunist Politics   Marilyn Rueschemeyer     113
EU Accession and the Role of International Actors   Ronald Linden     129
Security Issues: NATO and Beyond   Jeffrey Simon     147
Case Studies
Poland: The Politics of "God's Playground"   Jane L. Curry     165
The Czech and Slovak Republics: Two Paths to the Same Destination   Sharon L. Wolchik     191
Hungary: Dealing with the Past and Moving into the Present   Federigo Argentieri     215
The Baltic States: Remembering the Past, Building the Future   Daina Stukuls Eglitis     233
Bulgaria: Progress and Development   Janusz Bugajski     253
Former Yugoslavia and Its Successors   Mark Baskin   PaulaPickering     281
Romania since 1989: Living beyond the Past   John Gledhill   Charles King     317
Ukraine: Muddling Along   Taras Kuzio     339
What Now?   Sharon L. Wolchik   Jane L. Curry     371
Index     379
About the Contributors     385

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews