Since 1995, the Nations in Transit series has monitored the status of democratic change from Central Europe to Eurasia and pinpointed for policymakers, researchers, journalists, and democracy advocates alike the greatest reform challenges and reform opportunities facing the countries and territories that make up this vast geographic space. Covering 29 countries and administrative areas, Nations in Transit 2008 evalutes a 12-month period, from January 1 to December 31, 2007, and provides comparative ratings and in-depth analysis of electoral processes, civil society, independent media, national democratic governance, local democratic governance, judicial framework & independence, and corruption. Freedom Housewhich for more than a quarter century has rated global political rights and civil liberties in its benchmark Freedom in the World surveyshas developed a ratings system that allows for comparative analysis of reforms. Nations in Transit findings have drawn important linkages between democratic accountability, good governance, and the rule of law. In doing so it has made clear the essential nature of all these elements to the development of stable, free, and prosperous societies. The results are incisive, authoritative, and comprehensive.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Methodology Chapter 2 Nations in Transit 2008:Petro-Authoritarianism and Eurasia's New Divides Chapter 3 Country Summaries Chapter 4 Tables Chapter 5 Albania Chapter 6 Armenia Chapter 7 Azerbaijan Chapter 8 Belarus Chapter 9 Bosnia-Herzegovina Chapter 10 Bulgaria Chapter 11 Croatia Chapter 12 Czech Republic Chapter 13 Estonia Chapter 14 Georgia Chapter 15 Hungary Chapter 16 Kazakhstan Chapter 17 Kosovo/UNMIK-Administered Chapter 18 Kyrgyzstan Chapter 19 Latvia Chapter 20 Lithuania Chapter 21 Macedonia Chapter 22 Moldova Chapter 23 Montenegro Chapter 24 Poland Chapter 25 Romania Chapter 26 Russia Chapter 27 Serbia Chapter 28 Slovakia Chapter 29 Slovenia Chapter 30 Tajikistan Chapter 31 Turkmenistan Chapter 32 Ukraine Chapter 33 Uzbekistan