The Baltic States After Independence

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Ole N_rgaard
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 1999 - History - 241 pages
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'The Baltic States After Independence is an excellent and informative account of how the Baltic republics have failed. . . . This excellent book is indispensable for any scholar studying the former Soviet Union. Although this book will be a definitive
 

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Contents

Democracy and Institutional Change in Postcommunist Countries
1
ISSUES OF DEMOCRATIZATION
5
ISSUES OF ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION
8
ISSUES OF STATE AND NATIONBUILDING AND POSTCOMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
12
ISSUES OF BALTIC TRANSITION
15
APPENDIX 11 ESTIMATING INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE
17
History and Institutional Change in the Baltic States
21
ROADS TO INDEPENDENCE
22
THE SOCIAL COSTS OF TRANSITION
122
THE ROLE OF ECONOMIC POLICY AND INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS
128
THE ROLE OF INITIAL CONDITIONS
143
THE POLITICS OF ECONOMIC REFORMS
146
CONCLUSION
153
NOTES
155
National Identity Security and Western Integration
156
STATE AND NATIONBUILDING
157

THE SOVIET ERA
31
INDEPENDENCE 19201940
38
EARLY HISTORY AND NATIONAL IDENTITY
47
INSTITUTIONAL LEGACIES AND POLICY CHOICES IN THE THREE BALTIC STATES
53
NOTES
55
Reconstructing and Developing Democracy
56
POLITICAL CULTURE
95
CONSOLIDATING DEMOCRACY IN THE BALTIC STATES
103
NOTES
105
Economic Development Is there an Estonian Success?
107
MEASURING SUCCESS
108
ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL REORIENTATION
165
SECURITY POLICIES
183
CONCLUSION
196
NOTES
199
Institutional Adaptation in New Democracies
201
BALTIC TRANSITION AND THEORIES OF TRANSITION AND INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE
205
Baltic Political Parties
211
References
214
Index
234
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