The OMRI Annual Survey of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, 1995: Building Democracy

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The premier source for a comprehensive update and overview of developments in the most rapidly changing region in the world.

Each edition features thematic coverage of regional, political, and economic developments.

Chapters on every country of the region cover essential historical background as well as current developments and domestic and foreign policy issues.

Supplementing the chapters are maps, data boxes, documents, and sidebars.

 

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Contents

Introduction A YEAR OF RECKONING
1
AN ECONOMIC MIRACLE PLAGUED BY SOCIAL COMPLACENCY
16
BACKTRACKING ON THE ROAD TO DEMOCRATIC REFORM
25
HIGH SOCIAL AND POLITICAL COSTS FOR A REVIVED ECONOMY
36
FORMER COMMUNISTS SOLIDIFY THEIR POWER RETAIN PREDECESSORS POLICIES
44
CORRUPTION DOMINATES
56
POLITICAL SQUABBLES FINANCIAL CRISES TAKE THEIR TOLL AT HOME
63
SCANDALS MAR SUCCESS STORY
71
AN ECONOMY RUNNING ON EMPTY
190
THE GUIDING HAND OF INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
200
ON THE POLITICAL FRONT SLOW PROGRESS TOWARD DEMOCRACY
210
CONCERN MOUNTS OVER CRIME AND WAGE ARREARS
224
STRUGGLING TO FIND A PLACE IN THE POSTCOLD WAR WORLD
228
KGB SUCCESSOR ORGANIZATIONS WIELD WIDE POWERS
233
ANOTHER YEAR OF FRUSTRATION AND HUMILIATION
237
A MILITARY AND POLITICAL CONUNDRUM FOR MOSCOW
241

HINTING AT AN EMERGING DICTATORSHIP
79
GOOD INTENTIONS REMAIN HOBBLED BY POLITICAL WRANGLING
90
FROM CALM TO COMPLICATIONS
106
A TURN TOWARD PEACE
114
SERBIAN LEADER STAYS AHEAD OF THE GAME
124
Kosovo Province SHOW TRIALS AND INCREASING DIPLOMATIC ACTIVITY
133
ANOTHER YEAR OF BRINKMANSHIP
135
BICKERING AT HOME PROGRESS ABROAD
142
MUCH TALK LITTLE ACTION
151
A NEBULOUS POLITICAL SHIFT
161
POLITICAL REALIGNMENT AMID PUBLIC DISCONTENT
170
ECONOMIES CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN
180
A TRIUMPHANT YEAR FOR SHEVARDNADZE
248
THE ECLIPSE OF THE DASHNAKS
255
POURING OIL ON TROUBLED WATERS?
261
HEADING TOWARD DICTATORSHIP
268
THE HEIRS OF TAMERLANE
277
PROMISES UNFULFILLED
287
DEMOCRATIC DARLING BY DEFAULT
294
FIRST CRACKS IN THE FACADE CREATED BY AUTHORITARIAN RULE?
300
CONTRIBUTORS
306
INDEX
309
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J. F. Brown has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia University; the University of California, Los Angeles; the University of California, Berkeley; and American University in Bulgaria. His numerous books include Eastern Europe and Communist Rule, Surge to Freedom, and Hopes and Shadows, all published by Duke University Press.

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