Central and Southeast European Politics since 1989 by Sabrina P. RametCentral and Southeast European Politics since 1989 by Sabrina P. Ramet

Central and Southeast European Politics since 1989

EditorSabrina P. Ramet

Paperback | March 31, 2010

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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.
Title:Central and Southeast European Politics since 1989Format:PaperbackDimensions:600 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 1.1 inPublished:March 31, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521716160

ISBN - 13:9780521716161


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.

Editorial Reviews

"Appearing 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this collection provides a broad and insightful comparative view of the political transformation of Eastern Europe. Examining both successes and failures, the authors - under the editorial guidance of the indefatigable Sabrina Ramet - provide lucid analyses that give due weight to historical and cultural legacies, geographical and personal contingencies, economic and political developments, as well as local and global actors." Andrew Wachtel, Dean of The Graduate School and Bertha and Max Dressler Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University