1st Edition

Global Geographies of Post-Socialist Transition Geographies, societies, policies

By Tassilo Herrschel Copyright 2007
    288 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    288 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    Tassilo Herrschel