Global Geographies of Post-Socialist Transition: Geographies, societies, policies, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Global Geographies of Post-Socialist Transition

Geographies, societies, policies, 1st Edition

By Tassilo Herrschel


288 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Regional Planning
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography