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The Political Economy of Transition in Eurasia
Democratization and Economic Liberalization in a Global Eonomy

The Political Economy of Transition in Eurasia looks at the progress in democratization and economic liberalization of the 27 post- communist countries of Eurasia with some guarded optimism. Belarus, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are clearly unabashed authoritarian regimes with only sporadic ventures toward political accountability and very limited effort to liberalize economically. Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia have made more substantial moves, particularly on the economic side, but the regimes seem to be undergoing political retrenchment. Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and the three Baltic States clearly have competitive democracies with effective political institutions and processes and functioning market economies. However, as some of the contributors suggest, some very serious challenges and unmet expectations remain. It is clear that the "dual transition" of democratization and economic liberalization has been a challenge for all the regimes that have seriously attempted it.


Publication Date: May 30th, 2006
287 pages| 6 in x 9 in
Norman A. Graham is Director of the Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies; Associate Dean of James Madison College; and professor of International Relations, Michigan State University. He has also served as a Research Associate with the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the Futures Group. His publications include seven books. He was the recipient of an MSU Teacher-Scholar award in 1993.

Folke Lindahl is Professor of Political Science, James Madison College, Michigan State University. Lindahl has taught at Oklahoma State University, the University of Hawaii, and York University in Toronto. He has published a monograph on Tocqueville's political theory, articles on political theory in journals in this country and in Sweden, and has received several grants and awards.

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ISBN: 9780870137662

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