- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: September 2019
- Print publication year: 2019
- Online ISBN: 9781108752466
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108752466
The collapse of the communist monopoly across Central and Southeastern Europe in 1989/1990 initiated a process of rapid political, economic, and cultural change. While Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia went on to suffer three and a half years of war, all the states of the region have confronted challenges as they dismantled communist institutions and drafted new laws, in some cases ignoring their own laws. Indeed, in certain countries, local politicians have done their best to corrupt the media and the economy, with recent years seeing some states move in an illiberal direction. Throughout the region, however, there has been a strong interest in enjoying the benefits of membership of the European Union and NATO. In this updated second edition, regional specialists comprehensively analyze the post-communist trajectories of the states of Central and Southeastern Europe, encompassing democratization, privatization, corruption, and war. It will appeal to students and scholars, whether they have a specific interest in the region, or are studying European politics more generally.
David Kanin - The Johns Hopkins University
Stefano Bianchini - University of Bologna, Forlì
Robert F. Goeckel - State University of New York, Geneseo
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