Central and Southeast European Politics Since 1989

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Sabrina P. Ramet, Christine M. Hassenstab
Cambridge University Press, 3 oct. 2019 - 642 páginas
"In 2009, when the first edition of this book was put to bed, the challenges in Central and Southeastern Europe looked formidable enough. The old order had collapsed across the region in the course of the years 1989-91, although the War of Yugoslav Succession (1991-95), the War for Kosovo (1998-99), and the Albanian Insurrection in Macedonia (2001) created additional complications for the Yugoslav successor states. But, as of 2009, the consensus among those watching the region was that Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Slovenia at least seemed to be heading in the direction of liberal democracy, in spite of some bumps on the road in the cases of Slovakia and Slovenia and, in some quarters, also a cautious optimism that the entire region would, over time, accept European Union (EU) standards, deal effectively with corruption, and establish traditions of free and fair elections. But throughout the region, there were problems with corruption, subverting political processes, diverting public funds into private pockets, and corrupting the privatization process. Religiously inspired intolerance of gays and lesbians was, and has continued to be, a problem, especially in Southeastern Europe. But in 2004, the EU admitted 10 new members--among them, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Romania and Bulgaria were admitted to the EU in 2007 (followed by Croatia in 2013)"--
 

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Índice

An Introduction
3
Postsocialist Models of Rule in Central and Southeastern Europe
26
Media Journalism and the Third Wave of Democratization in Former
59
Economic Reforms and the Burdens of Transition
79
The War of Yugoslav Succession
106
Muddling through Wall to Wall
135
Building Democratic Values in the Czech Republic since 1989
165
Slovakia since 1989
191
BosniaHerzegovina since 1991
342
MacedoniaNorth Macedonia since 1989
362
From Resisting Expulsion to Building on Independence
399
In the Shadow of the Past
427
Bulgaria since 1989
449
The Hoxhaist Legacy
477
Regional Security and Regional Relations
509
The European Union and Democratization in Central and Southeastern Europe
539

From Democratization to Democratic Backsliding
221
Slovenia since 1989
251
Politics in Croatia since 1990
273
Serbia and Montenegro since 1989
309
Lessons Progress
563
Index
583
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Sobre el autor (2019)

Sabrina P. Ramet is a Professor Emerita of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. She is the author of fourteen books, including Thinking about Yugoslavia: Scholarly Debates about the Yugoslav Breakup and the Wars in Bosnia and Kosovo (Cambridge, 2005) and The Catholic Church in Polish History: From 966 to the present (2017).

Christine M. Hassenstab is the author of Body Law and the Body of Law: A Comparative Study of Social Norm Inclusion in Norwegian and American Laws (2015), and has co-edited previous titles including (with Sabrina P. Ramet and Ola Listhaug) Building Democracy in the Yugoslav Successor States: Accomplishments, Setbacks, Challenges since 1990 (Cambridge, 2017).

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