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  1. Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe

    Development processes and policy challenges

    Edited by Grzegorz Gorzelak, John Bachtler, Maciej Smętkowski

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book provides an up-to-date assessment of the main processes and dilemmas of regional development and regional policy in the newer European Union Member States in Central and Eastern Europe and neighbouring countries. It highlights the difficulties of balancing the demands within the new...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Capitalist Transformation of State Socialism

    The Making and Breaking of State Socialist Society, and What Followed

    By David Lane

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    David Lane outlines succinctly yet comprehensively the development and transformation of state socialism. While focussing on Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe, he also engages in a discussion of the Chinese path. In response to the changing social structure and external demands, he...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Russian Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev, 2008-2012

    The Next Step Forward or Merely a Time Out?

    By J. L. Black

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    The term "tandem" was used to describe the Putin-Medvedev combination which ruled Russia from 2008 to 2012, when Medvedev was president and Putin prime minister. Many people saw Putin as the real wielder of power, with Medvedev as his puppet. Others, however, saw Medvedev as a visionary, someone...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Competition in Socialist Society

    Edited by Katalin Miklóssy, Melanie Ilic

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    This book explores how the concept of "competition", which is usually associated with market economies, operated under state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, where the socialist system, based on command economic planning and state-centred control over society, was supposed to...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. From Conflict to Autonomy in the Caucasus

    The Soviet Union and the Making of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno Karabakh

    By Arsène Saparov

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    This book is the first historical work to study the creation of ethnic autonomies in the Caucasus in the 1920s – the transitional period from Russian Empire to Soviet Union. Seventy years later these ethnic autonomies were to become the loci of violent ethno-political conflicts which have...

    Published August 5th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe

    Historical Trends and Perspectives

    By Gyula Horváth

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Across Europe there is a rapidly changing context for undertaking regional development. In the 20th century, development of the former planned economies (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia), was defined by these countries differences, rather than their common...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Social Movements in Post-Communist Europe and Russia

    Edited by Kerstin Jacobsson, Steven Saxonberg

    This volume provides a much needed update on the state of civil society in post-communist Europe and Russia more than two decades after the fall of the communist regimes. The chapters offer new perspectives on social movement strategies in post-communist Central-Eastern Europe and Russia. The...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Trajectories of Minority Rights Issues in Europe

    The Implementation Trap?

    Edited by Timofey Agarin, Malte Brosig

    The interest in minority protection emerged during the period of democratic transition, particularly of ethnically segmented postcommunist societies after the end of the Cold War. Minority issues became prominent as postcommunist states lined up as potential candidates for EU membership as respect...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Community-based Entrepreneurship and Rural Development

    Creating Favourable Conditions for Small Businesses in Central Europe

    By Matthias Fink, Stephan Loidl, Richard Lang

    Series: Regions and Cities

    How can municipalities in Central Europe create favourable conditions for local business? What and how can municipalities learn from each other? How can each individual in the local area contribute? And what requirements have to be met before know-how can successfully be transferred on a communal...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Language of Global Development

    A Misleading Geography

    By Marcin Wojciech Solarz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading. Taking an intellectual history approach, this book examines the most commonly used spatial terms...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge