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Hopes and Shadows By J. F. Brown

Hopes and Shadows
by J. F. Brown

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Offers an analysis of the politics of the region since the collapse of Communism in 1989. The book examines the region's "revolution", as all countries seek to introduce liberal democracies and market economies, and reassert national identities that have lain dormant in the 40 years of Soviet rule.
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Hopes and Shadows: Eastern Europe After Communism by J. F. Brown

In this extremely readable survey, Jim Brown, a leading commentator on eastern Europe offers an original analysis of the politics of the region since the dramatic collapse of communism in 1989. The author argues that the region is going through a 'revolution' (rather than the more bland 'transition process') as all countries seek to introduce liberal democracies and market economies and simultaneously reassert national identities that have laid dormant during the 40 years of Soviet rule. In a series of country studies and analysis of key factors such as the economy, the role of nationalism and the changing international relations contextHopes and Shadows illustrates the scale and magnitude of the changes, the risks and the turbulence associated with political and economic reform. The book also includes a detailed analysis of the Yugoslavian tragedy providing one of the most authoritative short accounts available of Yugoslavia's descent into a barbarous civil war.

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Table of Contents


Preface. 1. Introduction: The Legacy and the Revolution. 2. Regional Politics: No Promised Land. 3. Country Politics: East-Central Europe; Czechoslovakia: From Deliverance to Dissolution, Poland: Resilience Against Perversity, Hungary: The Rustle of Danger. 4. Country Politics: South-Eastern Europe; Romania: The Elusive Middle Ground, Bulgaria: Oasis or Mirage?, Albania: The Beckoning Void. 5. The Economy: The Painful Ascent. 6. Nationalism: The Imprisoning Past. 7. The Yugoslav Tragedy. 8. The World Outside: New Company and Old. 9. The Outlook: Precarious But Not Pre-Doomed. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

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GOR004725505
Hopes and Shadows: Eastern Europe After Communism by J. F. Brown
J. F. Brown
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1994-08-08
320
0582244072
9780582244078
N/A
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