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After the Collapse of Communism
Comparative Lessons of Transition

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Michael McFaul, Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, Philip Roeder, Vladimir Popov, Timothy Colton, Valerie Bunce, James Goldgeier
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  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521153553

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  • This collection of essays is the result of a conference convened at Princeton University marking the ten-year anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Some of the best minds in post-Soviet studies focused on the task of identifying in what ways the post-Communist experience with transition has confirmed or confounded conventional theories of political and economic development. The result is a rich array of essays examining vital aspects of the transitional decade following the Soviet collapse and the comparative lessons learned. These essays explicitly tally the gains and losses to post-Soviet countries of the last ten years as well as comparing the post-Soviet experience implicitly and explicitly with that of other developing countries. Each essay blends political science theory with fresh empirical analysis.

    • Fresh empirical material
    • Extremely high quality essays
    • Original theoretical and comparative insights into the most unexpected event of the twentieth century
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    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521153553
    • length: 274 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the evolving social science of post Communism Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss
    1. The triumph of Nation-States: lessons from the collapse of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia Philip Roeder
    2. The fourth wave of democracy and dictatorship: noncooperative transitions in the post-Communist world Michael McFaul
    3. Circumstances versus policy choices: why has the economic performance of the Soviet successive states been so poor? Vladimir Popov
    4. Whither the Central State? The regional sources of Russia's stalled reforms Kathryn Stoner-Weiss
    5. Parties, citizens, and the prospects for democratic consolidation in Russia Timothy Colton
    6. Comparative democratization: lessons from Russia and the post-Communist World Valerie Bunce
    7. Russians as joiners: realist and liberal conceptions of post-Communist Europe James M. Goldgeier and Michael McFaul

  • Editors

    Michael McFaul, Stanford University, California

    Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, Stanford University, California


    Michael McFaul, Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, Philip Roeder, Vladimir Popov, Timothy Colton, Valerie Bunce, James Goldgeier

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