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Now in a fully updated edition, this essential 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. New to this edition are chapters on Albania and transitional justice. For students and specialists alike, this book will be an invaluable resource on the newly democratizing states of Europe.
Sharon L. Wolchik is professor of political science at George Washington University. Jane L. Curry is professor of political science at Santa Clara University.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||p. ix|
|Democracy, the Market, and the Return to Europe: From Communism to the European Union and NATO||p. 3|
|Policies and Issues|
|The Political Transition||p. 31|
|Re-Creating the Market||p. 53|
|Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Expansion of Democracy||p. 83|
|Women's Participation in Postcommunist Politics||p. 109|
|EU Accession and the Role of International Actors||p. 125|
|Security Issues: NATO and Beyond||p. 143|
|Poland: The Politics of "God's Playground"||p. 161|
|The Czech and Slovak Republics: Two Paths to the Same Destination||p. 187|
|Hungary: Appraising the Past and Adjusting to the Present||p. 213|
|The Baltic States: Changes and Challenges in the New Europe||p. 231|
|Buglaria: Progress and Development||p. 251|
|Former Yugoslavia and Its Successors||p. 277|
|Romania since 1989: Living beyond the Past||p. 313|
|Ukraine: Muddling Along||p. 335|
|Albania: The Challenges of Transition||p. 369|
|What Now?||p. 397|
|About the Contributors||p. 413|
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