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Environmental Problems in East-Central Europe

Environmental Problems in East-Central Europe

2nd Edition

Frank Carter, David Turnock
December 13, 2001

In this new edition, the progress made in the last decade to solve the environmental problems described in the first edition is assessed. The attempts to bring environmental legislation into line with West European norms is also described. Environmental Problems of East-Central Europe looks at air...

Identity and Freedom: Mapping Nationalism and Social Criticism in Twentieth Century Lithuania

Identity and Freedom: Mapping Nationalism and Social Criticism in Twentieth Century Lithuania

1st Edition

Leondas Donskis
December 06, 2001

Identity and Freedom provides a discursive map of Lithuanian liberal nationalism by focusing on the work of three eminent Lithuanian émigré scholars - Vytautas Kavolis, Aleksandras Shtromas and Tomas Venclova. Presenting these critics of society - and also analysing the significant...

Poverty in Transition Economies

Poverty in Transition Economies

1st Edition

Sandra Hutton, Gerry Redmond
March 23, 2000

This study addresses the experience of, and responses to poverty in a range of transition economies including Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovenia, Uzbekistan, Romania, Albania and Macedonia. It covers topics such as the definition of poverty lines and the measurement of poverty; the role of...

Experimenting With Democracy: Regime Change in the Balkans

Experimenting With Democracy: Regime Change in the Balkans

1st Edition

Tom Gallagher, Geoffrey Pridham
October 14, 1999

The chronic instability in the Balkan States of South East Europe has prevented the end of the Cold War becoming an era of genuine peace in Europe. Against a background of competing nationalisms, economic decline, the resilience of authoritarianism, it is easy to forget that there have been...

Politics and Society in Poland

Politics and Society in Poland

1st Edition

Frances Millard
July 29, 1999

An examination of political, social and economic development in Poland since the summer of 1989, with the main focus on democratization....

Organizational Change in Post-Communist Europe: Management and Transformation in the Czech Republic

Organizational Change in Post-Communist Europe: Management and Transformation in the Czech Republic

1st Edition

Ed Clark, Anna Soulsby
December 03, 1998

This book provides a unique and detailed examination of the complex processes of transformation in former state-owned enterprises in the Czech Republic. Drawing on in-depth case studies of organizational transformation, the authors adopt a social-institutionalist approach to the study of...

Green Post-Communism?: Environmental Aid, Polish Innovation and Evolutionary Political Economics

Green Post-Communism?: Environmental Aid, Polish Innovation and Evolutionary Political Economics

1st Edition

Mikael Sandberg
December 03, 1998

This book asks whether foreign aid can help post-communist societies to steer their technological innovation systems in more environmentally sound directions. Mikael Sandberg examines the legacy of Soviet-type innovation systems, then looks at opportunities for greener innovations in post-communist...

Financial Reforms in Eastern Europe: A Policy Model for Poland

Financial Reforms in Eastern Europe: A Policy Model for Poland

1st Edition

Kanhaya Gupta, Robert Lensink
August 27, 1998

This book presents a model which simulates the effects of financial reforms in transitional economies, which is then applied to Poland for a variety of policy simulations. The authors develop models for households, commerical banks and firms, expanding their enquiry into the government sector, the...

Privatizing the Land: Rural Political Economy in Post-Communist and Socialist Societies

Privatizing the Land: Rural Political Economy in Post-Communist and Socialist Societies

1st Edition

Ivan Szelenyi
June 04, 1998

Privatizing the Land provides an overview of reforms in the state socialist agrarian systems, especially during the 1970s and 1980s in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Using empirical evidence, the contributors provide a balanced assessment of how agrarian economies performed in different...

Political Economy of Transition: Opportunities and Limits of Transformation

Political Economy of Transition: Opportunities and Limits of Transformation

1st Edition

Jozef M. van Brabant
March 26, 1998

This book addresses the policy questions surrounding the challenge of transforming eastern European economies from their planned, administrative past to vibrant market-based entities. Jozef van Brabant considers in turn, the wider set of challenges facing these economies - stabilization,...

Land Reform in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

Land Reform in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Stephen K. Wegren
December 18, 1997

Land reform is a key factor in determining the political, economic and social future of the transitional states of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. This book represents the first major study in this area. Utilizing extensive field work, unpublished materials, statistical data and...

Institutional Barriers to Economic Development: Poland's Incomplete Transition

Institutional Barriers to Economic Development: Poland's Incomplete Transition

1st Edition

Jan Winiecki
November 20, 1997

Poland's transition from socialism to capitalism has largely been praised as a success story. In reality, however, according to this study, Poland's case is an 'incomplete' transition. Looking at the processes involved in economic transition, covering key issues including financial markets, labour...

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