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A Quarter Century of Post-Communism Assessed

A Quarter Century of Post-Communism Assessed
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  • A Quarter Century of Post-Communism Assessed -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Introduction -- Notes -- Part I General Trends and Regional Patterns -- Chapter 1: What Has a Quarter Century of Post-Communism Taught Us About the Correlates of Democracy? -- Structural Explanations for Regime Outcomes -- Data -- Analysis of Data -- The Structural Correlates of Democracy: A Closer Look -- Wealth and Democracy -- Fuels Dependence -- Proximity to the West -- Religion -- Taking Stock of the Strengths and Limitations of Structural Explanations -- Alternatives to Structural Explanations -- Constitutional Arrangements -- Leadership -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Chapter 2: Post-Communist Transition Under the Umbrella of Uneven EUropeanisation: East Central Europe, the Baltic States and the Balkans -- A Different Desire for Post-Communist Reform, But a Similar Need for Foreign Assistance -- The Different Level of Foreign Assistance as a Consequence of the Different Choices Made at the Beginning of Post-Communist Transition -- The Slow Progress of the Western BalkansAfter the Completion of the 2004/2007 Enlargement: Domestic Problems, or a Lack of EU Assistance and Interest? -- Socio-political Conditions and Open Issues in the Western Balkan States -- The EU Response -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 3: Trajectories of Political Development in the Post-Soviet States -- Culture and Regime Forms -- The Role of Agency -- The Nature of Regime Change -- Model 1 -- Model 4 -- Model 2 -- Model 3 -- Regime Change and Political Trajectory -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 4: Curbing Post-Communist Corruption: External Pressure vs. Domestic Commitment -- Introduction -- The Corruption Situation -- Bulgaria and Romania: Some Comparisons and Contrasts -- The Russian Conundrum -- Georgia's Success -- Conclusions -- Notes
  • Bibliography -- Part II Central and Eastern Europe -- Chapter 5: The V4 Countries and the EU: A Comparative Perspective -- Introduction -- Foreign Trade -- Main Trade Partners and Product Groups -- Trade in Value Added: Domestic and Foreign Value-Added in Total Exports -- Foreign Direct Investment -- Research and Development -- Structural Challenges and Integration to the EU's Knowledge Markets -- Labour Migration -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 6: Constitutional Identity? The Hungarian Model of Illiberal Democracy -- Terminology and Conceptualization -- Illiberal Developments, Anti-Democratic Backlash -- Illiberalism and the Emergence of a New Political Community: The National System of Cooperation -- Illiberal Democracy as Constitutional Identity -- Causes and Explanations -- Values and Political Culture -- Orbán and His Strategy: The Rhetoric and Politics of the "Dark Side" -- The Rhetoric of Finishing the Political Transition Suspended in 1990 -- The Rhetoric of Stability and Governance by the People Instead of Debates -- A Little Help from the Constitutional Structure{u2026} -- Economic Hardship -- Shift and Legacy: Concluding Remarks -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 7: Establishing the Rule of Law in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Contribution of the EU Civilian Missions -- Introduction -- EULEX in Kosovo -- Mandate -- Resources -- Results -- EUPM in BiH -- Mandate -- Resources -- Results -- In lieu of Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Chapter 8: Old Paradigms of Ethnicity and Post-Soviet Transition in the Baltic States -- Estonia and Latvia -- Unnoticed Transformation of Lithuania -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Part III Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan -- Chapter 9: Ukraine's Democratisation Path Post-Orange Revolution: Examining the Internal and External Impediments to Successful Democratic Reform in Ukraine
  • Introduction -- Ukraine's History with Democratisation -- Why Has Ukraine Failed to Democratise? -- Internal Impediment: The Oligarchization of Power in Ukraine -- External Impediment: The Competing Regime Promotion Strategies of the EU and Russia in Ukraine -- Rectifying the Internal and External Impediments to Democratic Ukraine: A Plausible Future Pathway? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 10: Post-Communist Russia and the West: From Crisis to Crisis? -- Cycle of Crises? Bosnia, 1994, to Syria, 2013 -- Norms and Interests in Russian Foreign Policy -- The Putin Era -- Ukraine and Syria, 2013- -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 11: Russia's Security-Related Decision-Making: The Case of Crimea -- Crimea: The Timeline -- Crimea: The Motives -- The Actual Decision -- Participants -- The Security Council -- Information Input -- Military-Operational -- Political -- International Reaction -- Economic Implications -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 12: Kazakhstan and the Eurasian Economic Union: The Dilemmas of Alliance-Making in the Post-Soviet Period -- Interpreting the Eurasian Economic Union: Flawed Obsession with Geopolitics -- The EEU at a Glance -- Nazarbaev's Eurasianism -- The EEU Debate in Kazakhstan: Issues of Economic Development and National Sovereignty -- Relations with Russia -- Recrudescent Multi-Vectorism -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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