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It shows how local interest groups have successfully frustrated the central government's and the World Bank's proposed…. By Tomas Balkelis. This book argues that — contrary to contemporary Lithuanian nationalist rhetoric — Lithuanian nationalism was modern and socially constructed in the period from the emergence of the Lithuanian national movement in the late nineteenth century to the birth of an independent state in The book….
Edited by Roland Dannreuther , Luke March. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, both the Russian state and Russia's Muslim communities have struggled to find a new modus vivendi in a rapidly changing domestic and international socio-political context. At the same time as Islamic religious belief and practice have flourished, the state…. By Jacqueline Hayden. Based on extensive original research, including interviews with key participants, this book investigates the sudden and unforeseen collapse of communist power in Poland in It sets out the sequence of events, and examines the strategies of the various political groupings prior to the partially….
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This book considers the emergence of centre right parties in Eastern Europe following the fall of communism, focusing primarily on the case of the Czech Republic. By Sinikukka Saari.
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European regional organisations have spent significant amount of time, energy and money in supporting Russia's transition towards the western liberal-democratic model since the end of the cold war. Complementing and building upon its companion volume, Television and Culture in Putin's Russia: Remote Control, it traces the tensions resulting from the effective return to state-control under Putin….
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