Now in a fully revised edition, this essential text provides a comprehensive introduction to Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and Ukraine. Clear and comprehensive, it offers an authoritative and up-to-date analysis of the transformations and realities of these countries and the problems and potential they bring to the region and to the world stage. Divided into two parts, the book presents a set of comparative country case studies as well as thematic chapters on key issues, including the future of the EU and the benefits of EU integration, the economic transition and its social ramifications, the politics of memory, the persistent problems of ethnicity and nationalism, the challenges of sustainable democratic governance, the rise of populism and illiberal political movements,the continuing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the rising influence of China and Russia in the region, and the reach and effects of financial crimes and corruption. Leading scholars provide the historical context for the current situation of each country in the region. They explain how communism ended and how democratic politics has emerged or is struggling to emerge in its wake, how individual countries have transformed their economies, how their populations have been affected by rapid and wrenching change, and how foreign policy making has evolved. New to this edition are chapters on the influence of Russia, demography and migration, and women in political life. For students and specialists alike, this book will be an invaluable resource on the democratizing states of Europe. Illustrations, unspecified; Tables; Maps; Halftones, Black & White including Black & White Photographs; Black & White Illustrations
About the Author
Zsuzsa Csergo is professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen's University. Daina S. Eglitis is associate professor of sociology and international affairs at George Washington University.Paula M. Pickering is associate professor of government at William & Mary.
- Contributor: Zsuzsa Csergo
- Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield
- ISBN13: 9781538142790
- Number of Pages: 642
- Packaged Dimensions: 190x252x40mm
- Packaged Weight: 1370
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
- Release Date: 2021-06-22
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Zsuzsa Csergo is professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen's University. Daina S. Eglitis is associate professor of sociology and international affairs at George Washington University.Paula M. Pickering is associate professor of government at William & Mary.