From Ethnic Conflict to Stillborn Reform: The Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia
"Author Shale Horowitz employs both statistical evidence and historical case studies of the eight new nations to determine that ethnic conflict entangles, distracts, and destabilizes reformist democratic governments, while making it easier for authoritarian leaders to seize and consolidate power. As expected, economic backwardness worsens these tendencies, but Horowitz finds that powerful reform-minded nationalist ideologies can function as antidotes." "The comprehensiveness of the treatment, use of both qualitative and quantitative analysis, and focus on standard concepts from comparative politics make this book an excellent tool for classroom use, as well as a ground-breaking analysis for scholars."--BOOK JACKET.
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Abkhaz Abkhazia Albanian Aliev Andrejevich APNM April August authoritarian regime autonomy Azerbaijani Azeri borderland Serbs Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnian Croats Bosnian Serbs cease-fire communist concessions coup cultural December democracy democratization and market Dniester dominant EBRD economic development economic reform efforts electoral elites ethnic conflict ethnic groups ethnic Moldovan FBIS-EE FBIS-SOV February Federal fighting frustrated national ideals Fuller Gagauz Gamsakhurdia Georgia heavily Herzegovina identity independent initial intervention January July June Karabakh Armenians Khojand Kosovo Kulobi leaders March market reform mass military defeat Miloševic Miloševic’s Montenegro November October ofthe opposition Ossetians paramilitaries parliamentary elections parties percent policies political postwar Rakhmonov reform nationalist movements reformist regions Republic Romania Russian security forces September Serb forces Serbia Shevardnadze significant Slovenia Slovenia and Croatia Snegur Socialist South Ossetia strong Supreme Soviet Tajik Tajikistan Ter-Petrossian territorial threat tion Transnistria Transnistrian Tudjman Ustaša Uzbekistan victory Vojvodina vote Yugoslav Yugoslavia