Central and Eastern Europe: The Challenge of Transition
Oxford University Press, 1993 - Political Science - 322 pages
The challenges and dilemmas posed to stability in the former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe by the collapse of Communist rule are undisputably wide-ranging. Recognizing the need to adopt an approach that does justice to a momentous process of change, this book focuses on the security implications of continuing developments in the political, social, economic, and military spheres. The heart of the book is a set of case studies examining in detail the situation in a number of countries: Hungary, Poland, the Czech and Slovak republics, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic states, the Balkan region, and the former Yugoslavia. As an introduction to the case studies, a section of essays astutely assesses recent developments in Central and Eastern Europe from a broader thematic perspective, focusing on the role of European organizations in the ethnic conflicts currently prevalent throughout the region.
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challenges and problems
Economic reform in Eastern Europe
Prospects of democracy in the former USSR
HI What difference have regional organizations made?
Would more norms help?
Creating security in the Balkans
Postcommunist transitions and the Balkan security
emerging security orientations
Emerging patterns and alignments
The domestic situation as a source of instability in
1 Apportionment of TLE among the Soviet successor states
National consciousness and political activism
The nuclear temptation
national security in a changing environment
Organization of military forces
Seeking an alignment with Western security organizations
security consequences of
The economics of the breakup
Military problems of the breakup of the CSFR
Potential risks threats and adversaries
The military instrument as a factor of security
Subregional security cooperation
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