Rl - Now fully updated, offering an authoritative and up-to-date analysis of the transformations in today's Central and Eastern Europe, this text explores the post-communist half of Europe along with the problems and potential it brings, the Baltics, and Ukraine. Rowman Littlefield Publishers.

Return to Diversity: A Political History of East Central Europe Since World War II

Oxford University Press - Wingfield has revised the fourth edition to incorporate additional social and economic history into the text's strong discussions of political history. Highly acclaimed and thoroughly updated, Fourth Edition, Return to Diversity, provides a comprehensive political history of East Central Europe from World War II to the present.

Oxford university Press USA. To make the region's history even more relevant to students, Return to Diversity now concludes with a compelling look at the contemporary reintegration of the "new" and "old" Europes. Unsurpassed in scope, depth of analysis, and objectivity, Return to Diversity continues to be an invaluable resource for both professors and students of this region's vivid political history.

Return to Diversity: A Political History of East Central Europe Since World War II - Each section summarizes and examines the most important themes in Eastern Europe during the rise and fall of Communism. She also provides expanded coverage of the resurgence of nationalism in the 1980s, the role of dissident movements in the shift to democracy, and the problems of Communism. The text features balanced discussions of relevant political events, along with a detailed analysis of the causes and consequences of Communism from the perspective of post-Communist regimes.

Nancy M. An engaging and straightforward political narrative, the book is organized chronologically in a country-by-country format that students can easily navigate.

From Stalinism to Pluralism: A Documentary History of Eastern Europe since 1945

Oxford University Press - Oxford university Press USA. Four new readings on the collapse of yugoslavia into civil war, as well as close to fifty other documents make this reader the most comprehensive and up-to-date textbook on the history and politics of Eastern Europe since the end of World War II. Organized chronologically and thematically, entitled After the Fall, a fifth chapter, has been added to create a completely updated and expanded second edition.

The book creates a rich mosaic of political and historical development in these countries, Adam Michnik, presenting extracts from the works of Leszek Kolakowski, and George Konrad alongside such seminal primary documents as the Yalta Agreement, the Helsinki Accords, George Lukacs, Czeslaw Milosz, Vaclav Havel, Milovan Djilas, and the Gdansk Agreement.

From Stalinism to Pluralism: A Documentary History of Eastern Europe since 1945 - The new edition covers the critical events attending the rise of Stalinism and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Bringing together a wealth of historical documents, and literature from eastern Europe, memoirs, this highly successful book vividly illustrates how the most original and challenging minds of the region have understood and reacted to Stanlinism and its successors since the end of the Second World War, essays, ultimately showing how Eastern Europeans have made the journey from Stalinism to a new pluralism.

Developments in Central and East European Politics 5

Duke University Press Books - Olson, Mitchell A. This fifth edition of developments in Central and East European Politics maintains the series' status as the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to political transformations in the region. In this collection, leading authorities examine how these heterogeneous nations have fared since the collapse of communism.

Most of the essays are new to this edition; the rest have been thoroughly updated. Contributors. The region also includes the East European states of Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. The contributors look at executive leadership, elections and voter behavior, parliamentary systems, political parties, the effects of neoliberalism, citizen engagement in civil society, and the quality of life in postcommunist democracies.

Developments in Central and East European Politics 5 - Judy batt, tim haughton, sarah birch, nathaniel Copsey, Rick Fawn, Krzysztof Jasiewicz, Terry Cox, Paul G. Orenstein, stephen white, andrew Roberts, Ray Taras, Andrew Wilson Oxford university Press USA. The countries that emerged from the collapse of communism between 1989 and 1991 embarked on transitions to democracy and a market economy that were profoundly affected by developments such as the expansion of the European Union EU and NATO.

Central and east europe is a large, followed later by bulgaria and romania—as well as nations of the western balkans that are progressing at various speeds along the EU path—Croatia, with EU candidate status; and Albania, Slovenia, about to join; Macedonia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, and Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, extremely diverse region, Montenegro and Serbia, and Kosovo, encompassing full-fledged EU members—the Czech Republic, Hungary, struggling to keep up.

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European Politics: A Comparative Introduction Comparative Government and Politics

Red Globe Press - It can be adapted as a standalone text on modules on Comparative European Politics and will be of use as a key reading on undergraduate courses on Comparative Politics more broadly, as well as European Union Politics. Palgrave Macmillan Higher Ed. Oxford university Press USA. This lively and thematically organised text provides an accessible guide to the institutions and the issues that matter in a continent where the boundaries between East and West, and between domestic and European affairs are increasingly breaking down.

Covering a wide array of countries it is a concise yet comprehensive overview of one of the world's most important and fascinating regions. A fully revised fourth edition of a popular introduction to the comparative politics of Europe, written by a highly respected authority on the subject. Written in an approachable style and packed with up-to-date, real-world examples and information, this is the ideal place for students to begin and to deepen their understanding of Europe’s politics.

Politics in Russia

Routledge - Palgrave Macmillan Higher Ed. Politics in russia is highly regarded for its comprehensive coverage, up-to-date scholarship, and comparative framework. This book is an authoritative overview of Russia’s contemporary political system and its recent evolution. Area specialist thomas remington focuses on four areas of change in this book–state structure, economic transformation, regime change, and identity–to offer a dynamic context for analyzing the post-Soviet era.

Oxford university Press USA.

Russian Foreign Policy: The Return of Great Power Politics, 2nd Edition A Council on Foreign Relations Book

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - The author convincingly demonstrates that despite Moscow's often-harsh rhetoric, today's Russia is more interested in restoring what its leaders consider to be its rightful place among the world's major powers than in directly challenging the West. Now thoroughly updated, this widely praised book provides a thoughtful and balanced examination of the development of Russian foreign policy since the end of the Cold War.

Thoroughly researched and knowledgeable, this book will be invaluable for all readers interested in Russia. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Oxford university Press USA. Presenting an even-handed treatment of controversial issues, the Commonwealth of Independent States, including the United States, Jeffrey Mankoff analyzes Russia's interactions with major global actors, the European Union, and China.

Russian Foreign Policy: The Return of Great Power Politics, 2nd Edition A Council on Foreign Relations Book - This edition also places developments of the past two decades into the broader sweep of Russian history. Palgrave Macmillan Higher Ed.

Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

PublicAffairs - With his vast resources and nuclear arsenal, Putin is at the center of a worldwide assault on political liberty and the modern world order. For garry kasparov, none of this is news. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Palgrave Macmillan Higher Ed. Oxford university Press USA. Yet in the intervening years-as America and the world's other leading powers have continued to appease him-Putin has grown not only into a dictator but an internationalthreat.

Yet years of seeing his cassandra-like prophecies about Putin's intentions fulfilled have left Kasparov with a darker truth: Putin's Russia, like ISIS or Al Qaeda, defines itself in opposition to the free countries of the world. As putin has grown ever more powerful, the threat he poses has grown from local to regional and finally to global.

Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped - . In this urgent book, kasparov shows that the collapse of the Soviet Union was not an endpoint-only a change of seasons, as the Cold War melted into a new spring. He has been a vocal critic of putin for over a decade, even leading the pro-democracy opposition to him in the farcical 2008 presidential election.

PublicAffairs. But now, after years of complacency and poor judgment, winter is once again upon us. Argued with the force of kasparov's world-class intelligence, conviction, and hopes for his home country, Winter Is Coming reveals Putin for what he is: an existential danger hiding in plain sight. The stunning story of russia's slide back into a dictatorship-and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen.

Democracy and Political Culture in Eastern Europe Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

Routledge - What is the relationship between democracy and political culture in countries undergoing major systemic change? Have subjective political orientations of citizens been important in shaping the development of democracy in central and eastern Europe after the fall of communism? These core questions are tackled by an impressive range of twenty political scientists, sixteen of which are based in the central and eastern European countries covered in this essential new book.

PublicAffairs. The macro-level findings of the book tend to support the proposition that support of democracy declines the further east one goes. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Oxford university Press USA. This data enables these authors to establish similarities and differences in support of democracy between a large number of countries with different cultural and structural conditions as well as historical legacies.

Democracy and Political Culture in Eastern Europe Routledge Research in Comparative Politics - Palgrave Macmillan Higher Ed. Their analyses draw on a unique set of data collected and processed by the contributors to this volume within the framework of the World Values Survey project. This new book builds a clear understanding of what makes democracies strong and resistant to autocratic temptation.

For example, support of democracy is always positively related to higher levels of education – no matter where an individual citizen happens to live. In contrast, micro-level relationships have been found to be astonishingly similar.

Russia: A Historical Introduction from Kievan Rus' to the Present

Routledge - Tackling those topics and others, the war in eastern ukraine, the 2013-2014 Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, the new edition is updated to discuss the Russia-Georgia war of 2008, and the Russian annexation of Crimea. Russia does not shy away from controversial topics, the "inevitability" of the 1917 Revolution, including the impact of the Mongol conquest, the Stalinist terror, the paradoxes of Peter the Great, and the Gorbachev reform effort.

This lucid account of russian and Soviet history presents major trends and events from ancient Kievan Rus' to Vladimir Putin's presidency in the twenty-first century. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. PublicAffairs. Palgrave Macmillan Higher Ed. Oxford university Press USA. Distinguished by its brevity and amply supplemented with useful images and suggested readings, social, this essential text provides balanced coverage of all periods of Russian history and incorporates economic, and cultural developments as well as politics and foreign policy.

Research and Writing Guide for Political Science

Oxford University Press - It covers conducting research finding, and different academic citation styles: MLA, endnotes, bibliographies, rewriting, APA, revising, and using sources; the various parts of a research paper and how they should be organized; writing, reference lists, evaluating, and editing; and citing the research footnotes, and Chicago.

Palgrave Macmillan Higher Ed. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. How do we know why the soviet union decided to place missiles in Cuba? How do we know why North Korea invaded South Korea? How do we know why the U. S. In turn, professors would like their students to become part of this community of scholars and will assign research papers so that students can demonstrate their knowledge of specific topics.

Research and Writing Guide for Political Science - Conducting, presenting, and publishing research are all integral parts of being a political scientist. Students in political science courses are exposed to the research done by scholars. A conclusion offers a list of additional resources. PublicAffairs. Decided to invade iraq?we know the answers to these questions because political science scholars did in-depth research and shared their findings.

An indispensable resource, research and Writing Guide for Political Science provides a brief primer on the basic skills required for writing an effective research paper. Oxford university Press USA.