This book makes a significant contribution to the general literature on the transition from communism and on the developments in Bulgaria during the fall of the Socialist government and the decisive victory of the Union of Democratic Forces in the April 1997 elections. .
Table of Contents
Introduction Part One: Politics and Law 1. A Democracy Born in Pain 2. Popular Attitudes toward Politics 3. The Constitution and the Rule of Law Part Two: The Economy and the Environment 4. Bulgarian Economic Policy and Performance, 1991–97 5. Social Dimensions of Economic Change: Is the Private Market a Solution to Bulgaria's Economic Problems? 6. Political Change and Environmental Policy Part Three: Ethnic and Religious Issues 7. Bulgaria's Muslim Minorities 8. The "Ilindentsi" - Does Bulgaria Have a Macedonian Minority? 9. The Schism in the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, 1992–1997 Part Four: Culture 10. The New Bulgarian Literature: Deconstructing the Pyramid 11. Canaries and Birds of Prey: the New Season of Bulgarian Cinema Part Five: Foreign Relations 12. Bulgaria in the Balkans 13. Bulgaria's Search for Security