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Central and East European Politics From Communism to Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0742540685

ISBN-13: 9780742540682

Edition: 2008

Authors: Sharon L. Wolchik

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This long-needed text explores the other half of Europe, the new and future members of the EU along with the problems and potential they bring to the region and to the world stage. Clear and comprehensive, it offers an authoritative and up-to-date analysis of the transformations and realities in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and Ukraine. The book presents a set of comparative country case studies as well as thematic chapters on key issues, including European Union and NATO expansion, the economic transition and its social ramifications, the role of women, persistent problems of ethnicity and nationalism, and political reform. For students and specialists alike, this book will be an invaluable resource on the newly democratizing states of Europe.
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Introduction
Democracy, the Market, and the Return to Europe: From Communism to the European Union and NATO
Policies and Issues
The Political Transition
Re-Creating the Market
Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Expansion of Democracy
Women's Participation in Postcommunist Politics
EU Accession and the Role of International Actors
Security Issues: NATO and Beyond
Case Studies
Poland: The Politics of "God's Playground"
The Czech and Slovak Republics: Two Paths to the Same Destination
Hungary: Dealing with the Past and Moving into the Present
The Baltic States: Remembering the Past, Building the Future
Bulgaria: Progress and Development
Former Yugoslavia and Its Successors
Romania since 1989: Living beyond the Past
Ukraine: Muddling Along
Conclusion
What Now?
Index
About the Contributors