12th Edition

Central and South-Eastern Europe 2012

ISBN 9781857436174
Published October 7, 2011 by Routledge
900 Pages

USD $240.00

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Book Description

A comprehensive survey of the countries and territories of Central and South-Eastern Europe, incorporating the latest economic and socio-political developments.

  • includes expert analysis of issues of importance to the region, up-to-date statistics, extensive directories, and biographical information
  • provides impartial coverage of the region's political and economic situation.

Latest events in the region are profiled and new analytical content added for 2012, including:

  • two new economic reports, assessing the current condition of the Polish and Hungarian economies
  • a brand new analytical essay looking at the influence of the new EU member states on EU foreign policy
  • extensive coverage of the state, entity and local elections to all levels of government in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • details on the conclusion of Croatia's membership negotiations with the EU
  • fully updated directories, reflecting all new appointments within the diplomatic service, local government, judicial system etc.

General Survey

Comprises thoroughly revised and updated analytical articles covering issues of regional interest, including: Central and South-Eastern European Economies; Minorities in Central and South-Eastern Europe; Environmental Governance and EU Enlargement; The Baltic Sea Region; Bosnia and Herzegovina since Dayton; EU Integration and Social Policy Reforms in Central and South-Eastern Europe; and Modern Greece in South-Eastern Europe. Appendices cover the religions of the region and the Russian Baltic territory of Kaliningrad.

Country Surveys

Detailed individual chapters for each country include information on physical and social geography; a chronology; essays on the political history and economic affairs; and a statistical survey. Each chapter also includes a comprehensive directory of names, addresses, and other contact details, together with information on: the Constitution, national and local government, the election commission, political organizations, diplomatic representation, the judicial system, religion, the media, finance, telecommunications, trade and industry (including major companies), transport, tourism, culture, social welfare, the environment, defence and education. There is also a select bibliography.

Who's Who in Central and South-Eastern Europe

Biographical details on more than 175 of the region's leading political figures.

Regional Information

Detailed information on selected regional and international organizations; a list of research institutes; and select bibliographies of both books and periodicals.


'This is an impressive reference work providing an impartial and invaluable guide to the politics, economy and history of the region.' - European Access Plus