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Party Politics in New Democracies

Paul Webb and Stephen White (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199289653
eISBN:
9780191710964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289653.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The sister volume to a book called Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies, this book offers a systematic and rigorous analysis of parties in some of the world's major new democracies. ... More


Coming Out of Communism: The Emergence of LGBT Activism in Eastern Europe

Conor O'Dwyer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479876631
eISBN:
9781479877829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876631.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book offers a close study of the rapidly evolving politics of LGBT rights in postcommunist Europe, where social attitudes have historically marginalized the issue and where the legacy of weak ... More


Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World

Juliet Johnson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700224
eISBN:
9781501703751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700224.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book explores the unsung revolutionary campaign to transform postcommunist central banks from command-economy cash cows into Western-style monetary guardians. The book argues that a powerful ... More


Cristi Puiu

Monica Filimon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040764
eISBN:
9780252099205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040764.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The rise of the New Romanian Cinema in a postcommunist country without a particularly vigorous film tradition has puzzled critics and audiences alike. Its roots have been traced to Cristi Puiu’s ... 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


The Transformation Campaign

Juliet Johnson

in Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700224
eISBN:
9781501703751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700224.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter describes the coordination and evolution of the transnational central banking community's training and technical assistance programs and explores the transformation campaign's overall ... More


Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony

Jan Kubik and Amy Linch (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724262
eISBN:
9780814724255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724262.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

While the decline of communism in the late twentieth century brought democracy, political freedom, and better economic prospects for many people, it also produced massive social dislocation and ... More


EU Enlargement and LGBT Rights: “Returning to Europe” and Discovering a New World

Conor O'Dwyer

in Coming Out of Communism: The Emergence of LGBT Activism in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479876631
eISBN:
9781479877829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876631.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter describes how the EU came to embrace policies furthering LGBT equality and then promoted them transnationally through the enlargement process. It addresses three main questions. First, ... More


Fragmented Social Rights in Hungary’s Postcommunist Welfare State

Julia Szalaï

in Social Policy and Citizenship: The Changing Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199754045
eISBN:
9780199979455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754045.003.0056
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Examining the case of Hungry since the 1990s brings forth a number of important puzzles. How far do the negative developments follow from the peculiarities of postcommunist transformation? Are ... More


The Trauma of Social Change: A Case of Postcommunist Societies

Piotr Sztompka

in Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235946
eISBN:
9780520936768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235946.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In social life, change is a universal and pervasive factor. Without change, there is no society. Society is nothing else but change, movement and transformation, action and interaction, construction ... More


The Russian Parliament: Institutional Evolution in a Transitional Regime, 1989-1999

Thomas F. Remington

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084986
eISBN:
9780300129762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084986.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

From the first free elections in post-Soviet Russia in 1989 to the end of the Yeltsin period in 1999, Russia's parliament was the site of great political upheavals. Conflicts between communists and ... More


Plastic Money: Constructing Markets for Credit Cards in Eight Postcommunist Countries

Alya Guseva and Akos Rona-Tas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804768573
eISBN:
9780804789592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768573.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book draws on original fieldwork to provide a comparative analysis of emerging credit card markets in eight countries--the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, China and ... More


Introduction: Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States

Gerald M. Easter

in Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451195
eISBN:
9780801465710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451195.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book examines the competition between postcommunist states and societal actors over the redistribution of capital and coercion. Focusing on Poland and Russia, it considers the process whereby ... More


Toward a Fiscal Sociology of the Postcommunist State

Gerald M. Easter

in Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451195
eISBN:
9780801465710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451195.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter challenges the neoliberal-influenced conceptualization of “the state,” whose society-centered assumptions dominated postcommunist studies to the detriment of the early research agenda. ... More


The Fiscal Crisis of the Old Regime

Gerald M. Easter

in Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451195
eISBN:
9780801465710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451195.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter provides a historical overview of the systemic fiscal crisis that triggered the collapse of communism and the emergence of postcommunist states. It examines postcommunist state building ... More


Politics of Tax Reform: Making (and Unmaking) Revenue Bargains

Gerald M. Easter

in Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451195
eISBN:
9780801465710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451195.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the politics of tax reform and how tax reform was affected by revenue bargains. In particular, it asks why some postcommunist states were able to enact fundamental tax reform, ... More


State Meets Society in the Transitional Tax Regime

Gerald M. Easter

in Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451195
eISBN:
9780801465710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451195.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines why people pay taxes by focusing on the way in which the state interacted with society in the transitional tax regime. It first discusses Poland's transitional tax regime, which ... More


Conclusions

Gerald M. Easter

in Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451195
eISBN:
9780801465710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451195.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book has explored the emergence of two different postcommunist states: a “contractual” state in Poland and a “predatory” state in Russia. It has shown how the Polish state evolved with greater ... More


Choosing Independence

Juliet Johnson

in Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700224
eISBN:
9781501703751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700224.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on postcommunist governments' initial choice to adopt legislation granting independence to their central banks, examining both the universal acceptance of such legislation and ... More


Paradise Lost

Juliet Johnson

in Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700224
eISBN:
9781501703751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700224.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter views the entire transplantation experience through the lens of the global financial crisis, which fundamentally challenged the central banking model that the transnational community had ... More


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