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Latvia in Transition

Latvia in Transition

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  • Date Published: February 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521555371

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  • During its post-Soviet reconstruction Latvia has become a role model in macroeconomic stabilization and democratization. Latvia in Transition provides the material necessary to understand present-day Latvia. The author examines the main events, processes and problems of this country during the period of transition from a dependent and Moscow-dominated Soviet Republic to an independent and also interdependent state. The book presents the most relevant and essential aspects of Latvia's history, politics, economics and society.

    • Good general survey of present-day Latvia, and the transition from communism to independence
    • Comprehensive - includes historical context and analysis, and examines politics, economy, society, environment, ethnicity, religion
    • The Baltic Republics were crucial in story of break up of USSR, and Latvia is an important case study in post-Soviet transitions
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    "...Latvia is a success story, and Dreifelds describes well the deep, popular attachment to independence, the reawakening of civil society, now thick with a rich variety of organizations, and the rapid growth of new commercial enterprises." Foreign Affairs

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521555371
    • length: 228 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 157 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 12 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Historical residues and impact on present day politics
    3. The Latvian national rebirth
    4. Regaining independence
    5. Economics and reform
    6. Demography, language and ethnic relations.

  • Author

    Juris Dreifelds, Brock University, Ontario

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