1. Studies of Communism in Transition series

Books in this series

TOTAL: 27
  1. Surviving Post-communism

    Surviving Post-communism

    K. Roberts, S. C. Clark, C. Fagan, J. Tholen
    How do young people survive in the era of high unemployment, persistent economic crises and poor living standards that characterise post-communist society in the former Soviet Union? This major new original book – written by leading authorities in the field – shows how young people have managed to maintain optimism despite the very severe economic and social problems that beset the countries of the former Soviet Union. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  2. The Return of the Left in Post-communist States

    The Return of the Left in Post-communist States

    Edited by Charles Bukowski, Barnabas Racz
    This volume offers a thorough empirical analysis of the experiences of the left-wing parties in post-communist states and assesses their prospects for the future. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  3. The Ukrainian Economy since Independence

    The Ukrainian Economy since Independence

    King Banaian
    Despite the fact that Western governments have provided Ukraine with over $10 billion in foreign aid, little is known of Ukraine’s economy since it declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. In this book, Professor Banaian describes the halting steps towards transition that Ukraine has taken and analyses their effects. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  4. Social and Economic Transformation in East Central Europe

    Social and Economic Transformation in East Central Europe

    Terry Cox, Bob Mason
    This book focuses not only on economic and political transformation since the demise of communism in Eastern and Central Europe, but also on the relationships between economic organization, social patterns and institutional change. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  5. The Baltic States after Independence, Second Edition

    The Baltic States after Independence, Second Edition

    Ole Nørgaard, Lars Johannsen, Mette Skak, René H. Sørensen
    The second edition of this widely acclaimed book considers the extent to which the Baltic states have succeeded politically and economically in their aspirations to emulate Western institutions since independence. The book has been completely revised since the first edition to account for the rapid changes in the countries themselves, and in the theories that attempt to generalize the patterns of development in post-communist countries. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 141.00   Web: $ 126.90
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  6. Elections and Voters in Post-communist Russia

    Elections and Voters in Post-communist Russia

    Edited by Matthew Wyman, Stephen White, Sarah Oates
    Throughout the formerly communist world a single party monopoly has been replaced by multi-party politics and competitive elections. Drawing on the most recent work of the leading specialists in modern Russian politics, this path-breaking volume marks a decisive advance in our understanding of the relationships between voters, political parties and the conduct of the government in what is still the world’s largest country. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  7. Emerging Democracies in East Central Europe and the Balkans

    Emerging Democracies in East Central Europe and the Balkans

    Attila Ágh
    This book offers a comprehensive analytical comparison of the democratization process in twelve countries of East Central Europe and the Balkans. It characterizes the types of democratization which have occurred in the region from 1989 until the end of 1997 and sets these recent changes within the framework of the political history of the countries. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  8. Reconstructing the Regional Economy

    Reconstructing the Regional Economy

    Adrian Smith
    Reconstructing the Regional Economy examines both the limits and scope of regional capitalist development, documenting the nature and causes of uneven development in Slovakia. It addresses industrial and restructuring strategies, arguing that current progress must be understood within the context of the past, and that the present complex mix of old and new economic and institutional structures contribute significantly to economic fragmentation and divergence. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  9. Privatization in Rural Eastern Europe

    Privatization in Rural Eastern Europe

    Edited by David Turnock
    This book focuses on one of the major challenges facing countries in Eastern Europe, namely the creation and maintenance of jobs in the agricultural sector. It argues that future employment will critically depend upon the completion of the privatization process, as well as improved efficiency and market opportunity. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 183.00   Web: $ 164.70
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  10. Revolution from Within

    Revolution from Within

    Patrick H. O’Neil
    In this highly original book, Patrick O'Neil analyses the catalysts of the collapse of socialism in Eastern Europe and offers explanations for these events. The exceptional case of Hungary is used to support theoretical concepts regarding the transition in Eastern Europe using new empirical evidence and institutional theory. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  11. Party-states and their Legacies in Post-communist Transformation

    Party-states and their Legacies in Post-communist Transformation

    Maria Csanádi
    Party-States and their Legacies in Post-Communist Transformation is a unique investigation into the construction, operation, self-destruction and transition of Hungarian politics from the 1960s to the mid- 1990s. It presents a rich picture which draws upon an extraordinary body of data and provides not just simply a retrospective theoretical analysis of the system, but details of everyday life within the state apparatus. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 183.00   Web: $ 164.70
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  12. Successful transformations?

    Successful transformations?

    Martin Myant, Frank Fleischer, Kurt Hornschild, Ruzena Vintrová, Karel Zeman, Zdenek Soucek
    Successful Transformations? contrasts the recent experience of economic development in Eastern Germany and the Czech Republic. It provides a comparative up-to-date account critically assessing the transition from central planning to a free market economy. The book highlights the very different paths that these two economies have taken. Eastern Germany has been absorbed almost entirely into the political and economic framework of West Germany. In contrast the Czech Republic – which is widely acclaimed to have made the speediest transition – has from the outset adopted an independent line. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  13. Party Structure and Organization in East-Central Europe

    Party Structure and Organization in East-Central Europe

    Edited by Paul G. Lewis
    Party Structure and Organization in East-Central Europe focuses on the origin and development of new political parties within different countries in East-Central Europe. The book has a clear focus on party structure and organization. It is one of the first books to present empirical studies of the development of political parties in Eastern Europe. Whilst making a distinctive contribution, it also feeds into the broader debate about party development and links with other issues of political theory. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  14. Social Theory and the Crisis of State Socialism

    Social Theory and the Crisis of State Socialism

    Larry Ray
    Drawing on a wide range of social theory, Social Theory and the Crisis of State Socialism offers a comparative analysis of the democratic revolutions, combining historical understanding with accounts of the crisis of communism in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Russia. Larry Ray identifies contradictions within Soviet societies, developing a theory of crisis management that accounts both for the survival of the system over several decades and for its eventual failure. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  15. The Bulgarian Economy in Transition

    The Bulgarian Economy in Transition

    John A. Bristow
    John Bristow’s wide-ranging review, based on primary sources, traces economic developments since the fall of Zhivkov in late 1989. The progress of the macroeconomy, sectoral developments, international relations, reform of the banking and fiscal systems, and privatization are all extensively examined by Professor Bristow. While focusing on policy and the failure of the Bulgarian political system to provide sufficient momentum for effective economic reform, this important book acknowledges the successes and recognizes the problems of framing policy in times of severe economic dysfunction. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  16. IDEOLOGY AND THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET SYSTEM

    IDEOLOGY AND THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET SYSTEM

    Neil Robinson
    This innovative book offers a critical history of the development of Soviet ideology, discussing its centrality to Soviet politics and the destructive effect that it had on the Gorbachev reforms. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  17. THE CAPITALIST REVOLUTION IN EASTERN EUROPE

    THE CAPITALIST REVOLUTION IN EASTERN EUROPE

    László Csaba
    In The Capitalist Revolution in Eastern Europe, László Csaba offers an applied economics interpretation of the modernization attempts which followed the collapse of the Soviet empire and of the state socialist experiment. This important book presents a comprehensive overview of empirical and theoretical developments in order to analyse and interpret what common factors or trends are discernible in the transformation process. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  18. PARTY FORMATION IN EAST–CENTRAL EUROPE

    PARTY FORMATION IN EAST–CENTRAL EUROPE

    Edited by Gordon Wightman
    Party Formation in East–Central Europe is one of the first books to present detailed studies of politics in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Bulgaria during the initial three years of post-communist rule. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  19. The Rise of the Russian Democrats

    The Rise of the Russian Democrats

    Judith Devlin
    The Rise of the Russian Democrats attempts to characterise the original inspiration, strengths and weaknesses of the democratic movement in order to explain political culture after the 1991 coup. As an exploration of the reasons for the slow and superficial nature of democratization in Russia, this book is of practical, as well as academic, interest for students, researchers, journalists and policymakers. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  20. CONTESTED TERRITORY

    CONTESTED TERRITORY

    Edited by Tuomas Forsberg
    This important book offers detailed discussion and comparative analysis of eight potential or actual world politics border disputes at a time of great upheaval for the former Soviet Union when territorial issues are reemerging on the political agendas. The authors offer explanations for the rise of border disputes which emphasize the normative dimension rather than power politics. They also show how annexed border regions with their own distinct histories have developed regional identities within the former Soviet Union. The book’s extensive coverage includes the most systematic expert analysis presently available on territorial disputes concerning Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina, Carpatho-Ukraine, Eastern Poland, East Prussia, Abrene, the East of Narva and Petserimaa, Karelia and the Kurile Islands. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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