by Erik Andre Andersen, An Ethnic Perspective On Economic Reform Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download An Ethnic Perspective On Economic Reform book, First published in 1999, this book has its main emphasis on the consequences of privatisation for the Russian population in Estonia, The Book will attempt to answer the following questions by comparing the Estonians and the Russians.The process of restoration of the Republic of Estonia (which began to move fast in the late 1980’s and culminated with the declaration of national independence in 1991) is seen as an important political factor behind the economic reform in Estonia. This reform during the transition period is generally considered to be among the most successful in eastern Europe.
by Stephanie Dittmer, Eu Beitritt Verheissung Oder Bedrohung Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Eu Beitritt Verheissung Oder Bedrohung book, Das Jahrbuch analysiert die politischen und sozialen Wirkungen der geplanten EU-Osterweiterung in den Mittel- und osteuropäischen Kandidatenländern aus sozialwissenschaftlicher Perspektive.
by Nils Goldschmidt, Die Interaktion Der Konomischen Kulturen Und Institutionen Im Erweiterten Europa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Die Interaktion Der Konomischen Kulturen Und Institutionen Im Erweiterten Europa book,
by Zenonas Norkus, On Baltic Slovenia And Adriatic Lithuania Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download On Baltic Slovenia And Adriatic Lithuania book, A unique application of social science software to generate typology and ranklist of transition models of twenty-nine countries in Europe and Asia, ranging from Estonia to Vietnam, Norkus provides a highly innovative internationally comparative causal analysis of the variation in political and economic outcomes after the first decade of post-communist transformations, using multi-value Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Tosmana programme. The analysis includes a critical revision of received dichotomies (e.g. on gradualism versus “shock therapy”), and contributes to current debates on the varieties of post-communist capitalism. This conceptual framework is applied in national case studies, searching for reasons behind successes and failures, with special consideration given to the possibility of alternatives to the Lithuanian way, and the challenges of populism in this country’s politics.
by Sunder Ramaswamy, Development And Democracy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Development And Democracy book, The relationship between development and democracy, one of the most studied themes in the social sciences, is also one of the most elusive and most vexing. Central to this study are two questions: Is liberal democracy a prerequisite for economic development? Or is economic development a prerequisite for liberal democracy? Political scientists and economists have offered a variety of answers to these questions, emphasizing such issues as institutionalization, government policy, political parties, and economic development strategies. Too often, though, political scientists analyze development with a limited understanding of economics, while economists advocate particular economic policies with no regard for the politics of implementing them. As the real world shows, and as this book demonstrates, economics and politics are intimately connected and must be understood in relation to one another. Development and Democracy , offering a mix of theoretical and empirical essays, brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines and area specializations (Latin America, South Asia, North Africa, China, Russia). The editors provide a broad general introduction to the topic. Essays in the first two sections offer overviews of key issues and assumptions in the field, and look particularly at the roles of institutions and civic participation in economic development. Essays in the final two sections examine challenges to achieving stable democracies and economies (such as ethnonationalism and violence), and use case studies to situate these themes in a global context. Contributors -- Amy L. Chua, David Deese, Jacques deLisle, Julio Gonzalez, Jonathan Isham, Satu Kaehkoenen, Thomas Kelly, Deepak Lal, Chris Magee, Stephen P. Magee, Timothy J. Power, William Reno, Gregory White, Shiping Zheng, and the editors
by Axel Siedenberg, Ukraine At The Crossroads Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ukraine At The Crossroads book, Axel Siedenberg, Lutz Hoffmann 1 The specificity of transformation in Ukraine When the Soviet empire collapsed in the very early 1990s, the new era that dawned was commonly given the name 'transformation', implying the systemic change from socialism towards some form of market economy. Almost ten years later, 'the' transformation process does not exist any more; instead, a whole variety of transformations are taking place in Eastern Europe and the CIS: Whereas some countries are heading towards EU membership (e. g. Poland), others are still pondering on what economic system to adopt (e. g. Russia) and yet others have rejected a market-oriented transformation outright (e. g. Belarus). Within this variety of transformations, Ukraine clearly stands out as a specific case: Whilst initially considered to be one of the stronger post-Soviet Republics, it descended into economic depression in 1992 and has hardly recovered since; on the other hand, once considered to be a potential centre of ethnic unrest and political instability, it has turned into a democratic, peaceful civil society that is firmly establishing itself within the new European and world order. This book takes a critical look at economic reform in Ukraine as compared to other East European and CIS countries. Our hypothesis is that Ukraine is going through a transformation process peculiar to itself, which can be traced at both macroeconomic and microeconomic level.
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by British Library of Political and Economic Science, Ibss Economics 1999 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ibss Economics 1999 book, IBSS is the essential tool for librarians, university departments, research institutions and any public or private institution whose work requires access to up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of the social sciences
by Oren Yiftachel, Ethnocracy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ethnocracy book, For Oren Yiftachel, the notion of ethnocracy suggests a political regime that facilitates expansion and control by a dominant ethnicity in contested lands. It is neither democratic nor authoritarian, with rights and capabilities depending primarily on ethnic origin and geographic location. In Ethnocracy: Land and Identity Politics in Israel/Palestine, he presents a new critical theory and comparative framework to account for the political geography of ethnocratic societies. According to Yiftachel, the primary manifestation of ethnocracy in Israel/Palestine has been a concerted strategy by the state of "Judaization." Yiftachel's book argues that ethnic relations—both between Jews and Palestinians, and among ethno-classes within each nation—have been shaped by the diverse aspects of the Judaization project and by resistance to that dynamic. Special place is devoted to the analysis of ethnically mixed cities and to the impact of Jewish immigration and settlement on collective identities. Tracing the dynamics of territorial and ethnic conflicts between Jews and Palestinians, Yiftachel examines the consequences of settlement, land, development, and planning policies. He assesses Israel's recent partial liberalization and the emergence of what he deems a "creeping apartheid" whereby increasingly impregnable ethnic, geographic, and economic barriers develop between groups vying for recognition, power, and resources. The book ends with an exploration of future scenarios, including the introduction of new agendas, such as binationalism and multiculturalism.
by , Multiple Citizenship As A Challenge To European Nation States Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Multiple Citizenship As A Challenge To European Nation States book, This book focuses on clarifying and comparing how the rules of acquisition, maintenance, and revocation of dual citizenship have been modified and justified in eight states associated with the European Union: Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.
by Toivo Miljan, Historical Dictionary Of Estonia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Historical Dictionary Of Estonia book, This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Estonia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, glossary, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
by Jason A. Kirk, India And The World Bank Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download India And The World Bank book, 'The World Bank needs India more than India needs it.' So goes an emerging consensus on both sides of the relationship between the Bank and its largest borrower. This book analyzes the politics of aid and influence, explaining but also challenging this insider view, while at the same time arguing against the popular perception that the Bank imposes its neoliberal agenda on a retreating Indian state. The Bank, struggling to remain relevant amid India's recent rapid growth and expanding access to private capital, has been caught up in a complex federal politics of economic reform and development. India's central government - far from being in retreat - has been the main driver of dramatic changes in the Bank's assistance strategy, leading toward a focus at the sub-national state level. Yet the closer the Bank's engagement with India's States, the more apparent their political, institutional, and developmental differences become. The Bank has vacillated between a 'focus States' strategy to encourage successfully reforming States, and a 'lagging States' strategy to give special assistance to those left behind by recent growth. The Indian government itself has encouraged this uncertainty, as its interests have evolved from a political strategy of selective support to reformers, to a renewed concern for regional inequalities. This timely study will be of interest to scholars, development practitioners, and engaged observers of globalization and the nation-state.
by Fred Lazin, Higher Education And Equality Of Opportunity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Higher Education And Equality Of Opportunity book, This volume provides a broad overview of recent higher education policy in a variety of countries, both developed and developing, around the world. Using interdisciplinary methods and analysis, it focuses on how diminishing governmental resources and expanding market forces influence higher education policy in different countries in terms of access, minority status (including ethnic, national and gender groups), affirmative action, quality, and performance.
by June A. Gordon, Challenges To Japanese Education Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Challenges To Japanese Education book, In this volume, eight leading Japanese scholars present their research on profound and sensitive issues facing Japanese society, much of which has not been available to the English-speaking world. Traveling from Japan to engage in a unique forum at the University of California, they joined eminent professors Befu, DeVos, and Rohlen to bring over fifty leading scholars up to date on the global challenges facing Japan and how education has and will play into the reformulation of its identity. Chapters examine such topics as education policy changes, the education of minorities, including the Burakumin, the hegemony of college entrance examinations, social mobility and basic human rights, increased economic competition and global migration, political influences on educational reform, and the future of Japanese education.
by Norbert Götz, Civil Society In The Baltic Sea Region Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Civil Society In The Baltic Sea Region book, This title was first published in 2003. The Baltic Sea region offers exceptionally rich material for the discussion of civil society. This is because it has witnessed the erosion of communist regimes, the crisis of the welfare state, the increasing importance of new social movements and the shift from a centralist paradigm to one oriented towards networks. This engaging book focuses on the phenomena and prospects for civil society in north-eastern Europe which have had a major impact on political and scholarly debates since 1989. Nineteen experts from the region provide a comprehensive and comparative account of the history, the present state and the perspectives of civil society in the Baltic Sea area. The reader will learn that civil society should not only be seen in opposition to the state and that it has a major impact on current developments of European integration.
by Grant Hermans Cornwell, Global Multiculturalism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Global Multiculturalism book, Global Multiculturalism offers a rich collection of case studies on ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity drawn from thirteen countries_each unique in the way it understands, negotiates, and represents its diversity. A multi-disciplinary group of authors shows how, in different nations, identity groups are included, or made invisible by forced assimilation, or reviled even to the point of genocide. Framed within a theoretical discussion of national identity, transnationalism, hybridity, and diaspora, each chapter surveys the demographics and history of its country and then analyzes the dynamics of diversity. With cases ranging from Bosnia to Chiapas, Cuba to China, and Zimbabwe to France, this volume offers a truly global perspective and scope. Its genuinely comparative methodology and range of disciplinary perspectives make it a unique resource for all those seeking to understand ethnic conflict and diversity.
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