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After State-Socialism in Europe: Slovenia, Russia, and Romania

Zoltan Barany

in The Soldier and the Changing State: Building Democratic Armies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137681
eISBN:
9781400845491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137681.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines three East European states: Slovenia, a small country that has enjoyed a smooth transition to democracy and market economy; Russia, the world's largest state, which has failed ... More


Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States

Gerald M. Easter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451195
eISBN:
9780801465710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451195.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The postcommunist transitions produced two very different types of states. The “contractual” state is associated with the countries of Eastern Europe, which moved toward democratic regimes, ... More


After '89: Polish Theatre and the Political

Bryce Lease

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992958
eISBN:
9781526115263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992958.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This monograph takes as its subject the dynamic new range of performance practices that have been developed since the demise of communism in the flourishing theatrical landscape of Poland. After ... More


Local Fusions: Folk Music Experiments in Central Europe at the Millennium

Barbara Rose Lange

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190245368
eISBN:
9780190245399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190245368.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Local Fusions: Folk Music Experiments in Central Europe at the Millennium explores musical life in Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria between the end of the Cold War and the world financial crisis of ... More


Postcommunist Stalinism: The Resurrection of the Effective Manager

Sergei Prozorov

in The Biopolitics of Stalinism: Ideology and Life in Soviet Socialism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474410526
eISBN:
9781474418744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410526.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 1 addresses the postcommunist ‘remnant’ of Stalinism, which survived the demise of the USSR and has been undergoing rehabilitation under Putin. We trace the logics of the two ... More


Introduction: really existing democracy

Bryce Lease

in After '89: Polish Theatre and the Political

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992958
eISBN:
9781526115263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992958.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While nationalism under communism had particular social functions, some (though not all) of which held subversive potentials, in a liberal democracy nationalism often attests to the needs of ... More


Informal Relations in Public Procurement: The Case of East Central and South Eastern Europe

Åse Berit Grødeland

in Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724262
eISBN:
9780814724255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724262.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines how, at what stage, and why corrupt behavior occurs in public procurement in postcommunist countries. Specifically, it investigates the use of contacts and informal networks in ... More


Postcommunism in a New Key: Bottom Up and Inside Out

Amy Linch

in Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724262
eISBN:
9780814724255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724262.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This volume takes a different approach to the study of postcommunism. Rather than beginning with established concepts drawn from democratization studies, it foregrounds the diversity of the ... More


Rediscovering the Umma: Muslims in the Balkans between Nationalism and Transnationalism

Ina Merdjanova

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199964031
eISBN:
9780199333226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964031.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book discusses the role of Islam in the political and social developments in the Balkans after the end of the Cold War. With the newly-gained religious freedom, and in the context of multiple ... More


Social Justice, Social Science, and the Complexities of Postsocialism

Thomas C. Wolfe and John Pickles

in Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724262
eISBN:
9780814724255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724262.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter traces the genealogy of concepts employed in research on the postcommunist region to uncover the ideological commitments they import into analysis. It first considers some of the ways in ... More


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