Global Geographies of Post-Socialist Transition
Geographies, societies, policies
Since the formal raising of the Iron Curtain, there has been much interest in post-socialism and the process of post-socialist transition. This timely book provides a systematic review and analysis of the process of ‘transition’. Herrschel:
- explores recent theories, concepts and debates on post-socialism and the notion of transition
- provides a systematic, topical account of post-socialist transitions around the world, as evidence by social, economic, and political processes
- examines case studies of post-socialist transition in east and Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia and South-East Asia, and Africa and Latin America
- brings together theoretical and practical aspects by examining what lessons can be learned from recent experiences.
Global Geographies of Post-Socialist Transition provides a truly global comparative account of the meaning and processes of post-socialist transition and will be an invaluable resource for all those interested in this area.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Variability, Legacies, Outcomes of Post-Communist Transitions 2. Socialism, Communism and After 3. The Meaning of Post-communist ‘Transition’ : Post-authoritarianism, Democratisation and Liberalisation 4. Marketisation, Democratisation and Inequality in Central and Eastern Europe 5. The Soviet Union and After: Incidental Transition Towards A Formal Democracy 6. 'Dual Track’ Transformation in China: Gradual Marketisation and Political Status Quo 7. Africanism, Marxism, Post-colonialism - Pragmatic Use of Communism and Post-communism As A Label 8. Latin Tradition, European Marxist Doctrine and Market Forces - Communism and after in Cuba 9. Identity Under Communism and Post-Communism 10: Summary and Conclusions: From Communisms to Post-Communisms - Global Patterns of Transformation