A comprehensive survey of the countries and territories of this region, incorporating the latest economic and socio-political developments.
New for 2014:
- a new essay on the Black Sea region
- discussion and expert analysis of elections throughout the region, including the legislative elections in Albania and Bulgaria in mid-2013
- details of developments in relations with the EU for both current and prospective members and in the eurozone.
Essays by acknowledged experts in the region cover a variety of topical issues, including:
- the crisis in the eurozone; the impact of the new member states on the external relations of the European Union (EU); Central and South-Eastern European economies; minorities; the Baltic Sea region; Bosnia and Herzegovina since Dayton; social policy; and the place of modern Greece in South-Eastern Europe.
In addition, appendices discuss the religions of the region and the Russian Baltic territory of Kaliningrad.
Individual chapters for each country, containing:
- information on physical and social geography
- a detailed chronology of political events, both recent and historical
- essays on each country's political history and economy
- a statistical survey
- an extensive directory of contact details for political, state and commercial institutions and organizations in the region (covering national and local government, political organizations, diplomatic representation, the judicial system, religion, the media, finance, telecommunications and broadcasting, major companies, transport, tourism, culture, social welfare, the environment, defence, education - and more)
- and a select bibliography
Who's Who in Central and South-Eastern Europe
Biographical details for more than 200 of the region's leading political figures.
Contact information and extensive details of the activities of regional and international organizations active in the region; a list of research institutes that focus on the region, together with contact details; and select bibliographies of both books and periodicals.
Table of Contents
Part 1: General Survey. The New Member States and the External Relations of the EU. The Crisis in the Eurozone. The Post-socialist Economies of Central and South-Eastern Europe. Minorities in Central and South-Eastern Europe. The Black Sea Region. Economic Crisis and Welfare Developments in the New EU. The Baltic Sea Region. Modern Greece in South-Eastern Europe. The Baltic Sea Region. Modern Greece in South-Eastern Europe. Bosnia and Herzegovina since Dayton. Appendix 1: The Religions of the Region. Appendix 2: The Kaliningrad Region. Part 2: Country Surveys. Albania. Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bulgaria. Croatia. The Czech Republic. Estonia. Greece. Hungary. Kosovo. Latvia. Lithuania. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Montenegro. Poland. Romania. Serbia. Slovakia. Slovenia. Part 3: Who's Who of Central and South-Eastern Europe. Part 4: Regional Information. Regional Organizations. Research Institutes. Select Bibliography (Books). Select Bibliography (Periodicals). Index of Regional Organizations.
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