How are democracy and the rule of law faring in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union? In Nations in Transit 2003, leading regional specialists offer answers by reporting on more than fifty key indicators of political and social reform in twenty-seven post-Communist countries. Each country report analyzes electoral processes; civil society; media independence; governance; corruption; and constitutional, legislative, and judicial frameworks. The results are incisive, authoritative, and comprehensive. As an added dimension, Freedom Housewhich for more than twenty-five years has rated global political rights and civil liberties in its benchmark Freedom in the World surveyshas developed a rating system that allows for comparative analysis of reforms. Nations in Transit 2003 is an invaluable resource and reference tool for governmental and nongovernmental organizations, schools and universities, and anyone else interested in better understanding the structures and institutions that form the infrastructure on which transitions to open societies depend.
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Freedom House is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Nations in Transit 2003 Chapter 2 Western Conditions and Domestic Choices: The Influence of External Actors on the Post-Communist Transition Chapter 3 Central Asia and the Caucasus: The Impact of the War on Terrorism Chapter 4 Albania Chapter 5 Armenia Chapter 6 Azerbaijan Chapter 7 Belarus Chapter 8 Bosnia and Herzegovina Chapter 9 Bulgaria Chapter 10 Croatia Chapter 11 Czech Republic Chapter 12 Estonia Chapter 13 Georgia Chapter 14 Hungary Chapter 15 Kazakhstan Chapter 16 Kyrgyzstan Chapter 17 Latvia Chapter 18 Lithuania Chapter 19 Macedonia Chapter 20 Moldova Chapter 21 Poland Chapter 22 Romania Chapter 23 Russia Chapter 24 Slovakia Chapter 25 Slovenia Chapter 26 Tajikikstan Chapter 27 Turkmenistan Chapter 28 Ukraine Chapter 29 Uzbekistan Chapter 30 Yugoslavia (Serbia and Macedonia)