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In the Sphere of The Soviets

By Charles Merewether
  • ISBN Code: : 9813365749
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 359
  • Category : History
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The book distinctive is listed in points (i) it focuses on Eastern European art covering the historical avant-garde to the post-war and contemporary periods of; (ii) it looks at some key artists in the countries that have not been given so much attention within this content i.e. Georgia, Dagestan, Chechnya and Central Asia; (iii) it looks beyond Eastern Europe to the influence of Russia/Soviet Union in Asia. It explores the theoretical models developed for understanding contemporary art across Eastern Europe and focus on the new generation of Georgian artists who emerged in the immediate years before and after the country’s independence from the Soviet Union; and on to discuss the legacy and debates around monuments across Poland, Russia and Ukraine.helps in Better understanding the postwar and contemporary art in Eastern Europe.

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  • Category : Political Science
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Book Short Summary:

This book examines Kazakhstan’s struggle to distance itself from its Soviet past over 25 years after its independence. To a very large extent, the affirmation of its sovereignty and a unique Kazakhstani way remain largely a matter of rhetoric. This book looks to explain the various aspects that show the continuity of Kazakhstan’s political system and governance with its colonial legacy, namely through its foreign policy, the country’s environmental policies, the judicial system, the management of religious diversity, the way youth organizations are structured and administered or how those who were born after the collapse of Soviet Union are still showing a typical Soviet behavioral attitude towards the political sphere. What are the reasons for this reluctance or incapacity to break away from these ties of the past? Will the unavoidable political transition that will bring new individuals to the head of the state contribute to a real change? Will this lead to a break with the country’s past and a radical shift in the country’s policies or will things remain as they have been since 1991? This book provides some valuable insights on what may happen in the near future to the biggest country of Central Asia.

Parliaments In Transition

By Thomas Remington
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000311597
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : History
  • Members : 574
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The idea for this book was conceived at a conference held at Emory University in April 1993, which brought together specialists in legislative politics and in the politics of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union who shared an interest in the emergent legislatures of the former communist sphere. The revised papers presented in this book provide the first cross-national assessment of the development of parliamentary politics in the region.

Aspects of Independent Romania's Economic History with Particular Reference to Transition for EU Accession

By David Turnock
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317178092
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 977
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Book Short Summary:

After fifteen years of transition in the former communist states of Central and Eastern Europe it has become clear that for a substantial number the objective of reform and restructuring process is a market system in line with membership of the EU. In this study the long term economic transformation of Romania is studied, offering a detailed narrative and thematic account of events from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. From the first steps towards large scale industrialisation begun prior to the First World War, through the accelerated pace set by the communist regime after 1945 and the uncertainty following its subsequent collapse in 1989, the book addresses a wide range of pertinent issues that have shaped Romania's economic development. The study also offers an interpretation of a distinctive phase in the modernisation of post-communist Romania, supported by economic-historical surveys of the proceeding century as a context for recent restructuring on the eve of EU accession. This is linked with trends in the region as a whole so that a broad perspective is maintained throughout the book. By highlighting Romania's position as one of more backward accession states and considering in what ways its experience during transition differs from the more developed states of the region, this study offers a valuable insight into both the history of Romania, and its future prospects. Furthermore it provides a valuable case study that can be compared and contrasted with other countries who are likewise still grappling with the legacy of a centralised economy, and in the process of adopting a more market orientated approach in order to gain EU membership. As such this study will be of interest not only to historians and economists, but anyone with an interest in the expansion of the European Union.

The City of the Red Plague

By George Popoff
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351619063
  • Total of Pages : 357
  • Category : History
  • Members : 760
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Book Short Summary:

This book, originally published in English in 1932, covers the Soviet occupation of Latvia during 1919. The attempt of Moscow to set up a foreign Soviet State, extending to every sphere of public and private life is described in detail, with the aim of showing what the methods were which the soviet leaders used to carry through their system to other countries. The Latvian occupation showed what many people in Western Europe were unaware of at the time: namely that the main principle behind the Bolshevist system was brutal force.