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Postcommunist States and Nations


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Slovenia: Evolving Loyalties

Slovenia: Evolving Loyalties

1st Edition

John K. Cox
May 12, 2009

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...

Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Polity on the Brink

Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Polity on the Brink

1st Edition

Francine Friedman
December 08, 2006

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

Croatia: Between Europe and the Balkans

Croatia: Between Europe and the Balkans

1st Edition

William Bartlett
April 06, 2006

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...

Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Polity on the Brink

Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Polity on the Brink

1st Edition

Francine Friedman
January 22, 2004

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...

The Russian Far East: The Last Frontier?

The Russian Far East: The Last Frontier?

1st Edition

Susan F. Davis
November 14, 2002

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....

Slovakia: The Escape from Invisibility

Slovakia: The Escape from Invisibility

1st Edition

Karen Henderson
August 15, 2002

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...

The Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

The Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

1st Edition

Thomas Lane, Artis Pabriks, Aldis Purs, David J. Smith
May 09, 2002

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...

Russia: A State of Uncertainty

Russia: A State of Uncertainty

1st Edition

Neil Robinson
November 22, 2001

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...

Latvia: The Challenges of Change

Latvia: The Challenges of Change

1st Edition

Artis Pabriks, Aldis Purs
July 14, 2001

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...

Estonia: Independence and European Integration

Estonia: Independence and European Integration

1st Edition

David Smith
June 21, 2001

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...

Bulgaria: The Uneven Transition

Bulgaria: The Uneven Transition

1st Edition

Vesselin Dimitrov
June 14, 2001

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...

Lithuania: Stepping Westward

Lithuania: Stepping Westward

1st Edition

Thomas Lane
June 14, 2001

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...

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