Postcommunist States and Nations

  • Albania

    By Nicholas C. Pano

    This book provides a useful and accessible study of Albania. It contains chapters on domestic politics, history, foreign policy and economics and will appeal to all those wanting a social science slanted introduction to the country.…

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  • Slovenia

    Evolving Loyalties

    By John K. Cox

    A clear and concise introduction to contemporary Slovenia. It examines the country's rapid transition from a collection of provinces in the southern part of the Habsburg Empire, to a republic within Yugoslavia, to an independent state and analyzes the major political and economic developments…

    Paperback – 2009-05-11
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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    A Polity on the Brink

    By Francine Friedman

    First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2006-12-07
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  • Croatia

    Between Europe and the Balkans

    By William Bartlett

    This book addresses the key developments in economics, politics, international relations and social policy in Croatia over the last decade. It places these developments in their historical context, and shows how current policy dilemmas are structured within the conflicting pressures which…

    Paperback – 2006-04-05
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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    A Polity on the Brink

    By Francine Friedman

    Emerging from communism in the early 1990s, the new state of Bosnia and Herzegovina was immediately embroiled in devastating ethnonationalist conflict. Now an international protectorate, the choices of its elites may well propel Bosnia either to a stable future, integrated into an expanding…

    Hardback – 2004-01-21
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  • The Russian Far East

    The Last Frontier?

    By Susan F. Davis

    This book is a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary Russian Far East (RFE) and offers an argument about federal relations and power in the state. It is the only easily available, single volume book to examine the RFE in such depth.…

    Hardback – 2002-11-13
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  • Slovakia

    The Escape from Invisibility

    By Karen Henderson

    Since Slovakia achieved independent statehood at the end of 1992 it has become one of the most prosperous post-communist states. This book provides a unique and thorough introduction to Slovakia and will enable the reader to understand its multi-faceted nature. The book includes chapters on…

    Hardback – 2002-08-14
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  • The Baltic States

    Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

    By Thomas Lane, Artis Pabriks, Aldis Purs, David J. Smith

    Since the end of the Cold War there has been an increased interest in the Baltics. The Baltic States brings together three titles, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, to provide a comprehensive and analytical guide integrating history, political science, economic development and contemporary events into…

    Paperback – 2002-05-08
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  • Russia

    A State of Uncertainty

    By Neil Robinson

    Over the last hundred years, Russia has undergone a succession of failed projects of state construction - from Tzarist modernisation to Soviet state socialism to liberal democratic market capitalism. This new book introduces these vastly different projects and explains their failure in order to…

    Paperback – 2001-11-21
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  • Latvia

    The Challenges of Change

    By Artis Pabriks, Aldis Purs

    The past one hundred years have been a very trying time for Latvia, complete with success, tragedy, and still unrealized promise. Within the course of a generation, the country experienced revolutions, wars and independent statehood, and then the slide into authoritarianism. World War II brought…

    Hardback – 2001-07-13
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  • Estonia

    Independence and European Integration

    By David Smith

    In 1998, Estonia became the first of the former Soviet republics to enter membership negotiations with the European Union. Since then it has been hailed as 'the model pupil' amongst the current applicants. This study traces the remarkable reforms that have propelled Estonia from the USSR to the…

    Hardback – 2001-06-20
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  • Bulgaria

    The Uneven Transition

    By Vesselin Dimitrov

    The communist regime in Bulgaria was perhaps the most stable in Eastern Europe and its demise was brought about only by the general collapse of the Soviet bloc. In the light of this, what is surprising about the country's transitions to democracy and a market economy is not that it has been uneven…

    Hardback – 2001-06-13
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  • Lithuania

    Stepping Westward

    By Thomas Lane

    Lithuania restored her independence, after half a century of Soviet occupation, in the immediate aftermath of the failed Moscow coup in August 1991. As the multi-national Soviet state disintegrated, Lithuania evolved, without war or violence, from a communist state and a command economy to a…

    Hardback – 2001-06-13
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  • The Czech Republic

    A Nation of Velvet

    By Rick Fawn

    Czechoslovakia has captured the nation's imagination throughout the twentieth century. The Allied betrayal of the country to Nazi Germany in 1938 was to demonstrate the appalling consequences of naive appeasement of aggression. The wholesale reform of Soviet communism in the Prague Spring of 1968…

    Hardback – 2000-05-29
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  • Romania

    The Unfinished Revolution

    By Stephen D. Roper

    The Romanian revolution was motivated by a desire for greater political and intellectual freedom and economic prosperity. It was the bloodiest of the eastern European transitions due to Ceausescu's cult of personality. However, many of the goals of the revolution are still unfulfilled. The lack of…

    Paperback – 2000-05-29
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  • Uzbekistan

    Transition to Authoritarianism

    By Neil J. Melvin

    Uzbekistan more than any other country in the area is likely to play a critical role in shaping Central Asia's future. Situated at the heart of the region and sharing borders with all the other Central Asian states, Uzbekistan is the most powerful and populous of the new states of Central Asia. In…

    Paperback – 2000-05-29
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  • Ukraine

    Movement without Change, Change without Movement

    By Marta Dyczok

    Ukraine has surprised many international observers. Few anticipated its declaration of independence in 1991 or its determination to move out of Russia's shadow. Dyczok redresses the continuing dearth of information on the country. Aimed at nonspecialists and specialists alike, it presents an…

    Paperback – 2000-05-29
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  • Poland

    The Conquest of History

    By George Sanford

    Poland pioneered the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. Domestic reformism and the negotiated abdication of ruling elites in 1989 have structured the country's politics in the 1990s. But the division between the communist and Solidarity camps continues to cause problems for a potential reform…

    Paperback – 1999-03-14
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  • Belarus

    A Denationalized Nation

    By David Marples

    In any assessment and understanding of Belarus, the key questions to address include; why has Belarus apparently rejected independence under its first president Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and sought a union with Russia? Why has the government rejected democracy, infringed on the human rights of its…

    Paperback – 1999-03-07
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  • Hungary

    By Gábor Bátonyi

    Gábor Bátonyi analyzes Hungary's changing role and geopolitical position in Central Europe in the light of long-term historical developments.  The book contains chapters on the country's economics, politics, society and the transition from Communist state to democracy.…

    Paperback – 1995-03-31
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