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  • Conditioning Democratizationby Ridvan Peshkopia

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 130.00

    This book analyzes the effects of European Union membership conditionality on institutional reforms in Eastern European countries hoping to join the EU, specifically Albania and Macedonia. more...

  • Soft Bordersby Julie Mostov

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    While sovereignty is increasingly contested within academic circles, most recent military conflicts have been over issues of sovereignty in some form. Focusing on Yugoslavia in the 1990s, this book explores the issues surrounding 'sovereignty' and calls for a radical rethinking of the notion and the institutions and practices that it grounds. more...

  • The Democratization of Albaniaby Theodore Kaltsounis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    A multi-year project designed to promote democracy in post-communist Albania through the country's entire educational system. more...

  • Political Parties in Post-Communist Societiesby Maria Spirova

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This is a study of party development in the post-communist world. Based on extensive fieldwork in Bulgaria and Hungary, as well as aggregate data from twelve post-communist states, this study provides an explanation of the behaviour of parties since 1990, and offer new insights into the party behaviour in the future. more...

  • Ideology, Legitimacy and the New Stateby Sinisa Malesevic

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    A comparative analysis of the dominant ideologies and modes of legitimization in communist Yugoslavia and post-Communist Serbia and Croatia. The aim of the book is to identify and explain dominant normative and operative ideologies and principal modes of legitimization in these three case studies. more...

  • After the Revolutionby Jessica Greenberg

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    What happens to student activism once mass protests have disappeared from view, and youth no longer embody the political frustrations and hopes of a nation? After the Revolution chronicles the lives of student activists as they confront the possibilities and disappointments of democracy in the shadow of the recent revolution in Serbia. Greenberg's... more...

  • Cultures of Democracy in Serbia and Bulgariaby Dr James Dawson; Professor Florian Bieber

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    At a time when some EU member states are attracting attention for the rise to power of illiberal, anti-democratic political movements, this book?s analytical focus on ideas and identities helps explain why institutional progress is not necessarily reflected in the formation of liberal, democratic publics. Starting from the premise that citizens can... more...

  • Bulgaria's Democratic Consolidation and the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plantby Matthew S. Tejada; Richard J. Crampton

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    Bulgaria's post-communist experience has been a fractured transition both politically and economically. How deeply has its democracy been consolidated? Has the residue of Bulgaria's communist era finally been sloughed off? Are there lingering threats to democratic stability that could delay Bulgaria's entry into the EU? And just how genuine a partner... more...

  • Conflict and Cohesion in Socialist Yugoslaviaby Steven L. Burg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 55.00 US$ 44.00

    Steven L. Burg views Yugoslav politics since 1966 in terms of the communist leadership's efforts to preserve political cohesion in the face of powerfully divisive domestic conflicts. He examines the bases of those conflicts, their suppression with the establishment of communist power, and their reemergence and escalation into crisis during the late... more...

  • Stalinism for All Seasonsby Vladimir Tismaneanu

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 55.00 US$ 44.00

    Stalinism for All Seasons is the first comprehensive history of the Romanian Communist Party (RCP). It traces the origins of the once-tiny, clandestine revolutionary organization in the 1920s through the years of national power from 1944 to 1989 to the post-1989 metamorphoses of its members. Vladimir Tismaneanu uses documents that he discovered while... more...