From Ethnic Conflict to Stillborn Reform: The Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia

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Texas A&M University Press, 2005 - HISTORY - 292 pages
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"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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Contents

Theory Statistical Tests and Literature Review
27
The Former Soviet Union
55
Armenia
73
Georgia
89
Moldova
108
Tajikistan
127
The Former Yugoslavia
143
BosniaHerzegovinas Muslims Croats and Serbs
164
Serbia
186
Conclusions
209
Notes
225
References
249
Index
271
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SHALE A. HOROWITZ is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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