Central and Southeast European Politics since 1989

Central and Southeast European Politics since 1989

by Sabrina P. Ramet

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The only textbook to provide a complete introduction to post-1989 Central and Southeast European politics, this dynamic volume provides a comprehensive account of the collapse of communism and the massive transformation that the region has witnessed. It brings together 23 leading specialists to trace the course of the dramatic changes accompanying democratization. The text provides country-by-country coverage, identifying common themes and enabling students to see which are shared throughout the area, giving them a sense of its unity and comparability whilst strengthening understanding around its many different trajectories. The dual thematic focus on democratization and Europeanization running through the text also helps to reinforce this learning process. Each chapter contains a factual overview to give the reader context concerning the region which will be useful for specialists and newcomers to the subject alike.

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ISBN-13: 9780511739859
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/18/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Sabrina P. Ramet is Professor of Political Science at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Senior Associate of the Centre for the Study of Civil War at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO).

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction Sabrina P. Ramet; 2. Post-socialist models of rule in Central and Southeastern Europe Sabrina P. Ramet and F. Peter Wagner; Part II. Issues: 3. The emergence of the nation-state in East-Central Europe and the Balkans in historical perspective Reneo Lukic; 4. Central and East European party systems since 1989 Elisabeth Bakke; 5. Economic reforms and the illusion of transition Karl Kaser; 6. The war of Yugoslav succession Marko Attila Hoare; Part III. Central Europe: 7. Poland since 1989: muddling through, wall to wall Konstanty Gebert; 8. Building democratic values in the Czech Republic since 1989 Carol Skalnik Leff; 9. Slovakia since 1989 Erika Harris; 10. Hungary since 1989 András Bozóki and Eszter Simon; Part IV. Yugoslav Successor States: 11. Slovenia since 1989 Danica Fink-Hafner; 12. Politics in Croatia since 1990 Sabrina P. Ramet; 13. Serbia and Montenegro since 1989 Sabrina P. Ramet; 14. Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1990 Florian Bieber; 15. Macedonia since 1989 Zachary T. Irwin; 16. Kosova: resisting expulsion and striving for independence Frances Trix; Part V. Southeastern Europe: 17. Romania: in the shadow of the past Lavinia Stan; 18. Bulgaria since 1989 Maria Spirova; 19. Albania since 1989: the Hoxhaist legacy Bernd Jürgen Fischer; Part VI. Former Soviet Republics: 20. The Baltic states Hermann Smith-Sivertsen; 21. Moldova since 1989 Steven D. Roper; Part VII. Present and Future Challenges: 22. Regional security and regional relations Rick Fawn; 23. The EU and democratization in Central and Southeastern Europe since 1989 Ulrich Sedelmeier; 24. Facing the twenty-first century: lessons, questions, and tendencies (a conclusion) Aurel Braun.

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