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The Central and Eastern Europe handbook
Heenan, Patrick, 1960-
Publication Information:
London ; Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn, [1999]

Physical Description:
x, 305 pages : maps ; 26 cm.
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HC244 .C3695 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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This handbook, a volume in the "Regional Handbooks of Economic Development" series, contains two sets of short essays. First, country chapters discuss some of the political and economic changes in the last decade in the Baltic republics, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, and the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. Next, topical chapters examine, from an area-wide perspective, energy, agriculture, manufacturing, banking, conflicts over minorities, and relations with Russia and Western Europe. The 14 authors are economists, geographers, and political scientists at universities or research institutes in Western and Eastern Europe and the US. The book includes a long chronology of political, economic, and military events, 1939-99; a list of paramount leaders in each country, with very short biographies for some; and a survey of ethnic groups in the region. The volume will be useful in giving lower-division undergraduates and general readers a basic introduction to some policy issues in the region. It differs in scope, approach, and technical level from Herman W. Hoen, The Transformation of Economic Systems in Central Europe (CH, Nov'98)), appropriate for upper-division undergraduates, and Jozef M. van Brabant, The Political Economy of Transition: Coming to Grips with History and Methodology (CH, Jan'99), for researchers and faculty. M. Bornstein; University of Michigan

Table of Contents

Andrew H. DawsonMark PittawayWayne C. ThompsonMartin MyantJohn BristowDavid TurnockWill BartlettWill BartlettGavin GrayShinasi A. RamaTamas NovakAndrew H. DawsonTamas Novak and Csaba NovakLukasz KonopielkoKalman DezseriDavid TurnockBoian KoulovBogdan Szajkowski and Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan
Editors' Notep. vii
Map: National Frontiers and Capital Cities in Central and Eastern Europep. x
Context and Prospects
1 Polandp. 3
2 Hungaryp. 12
3 The Baltic Statesp. 23
4 The Czech Republic and Slovakiap. 40
5 Bulgariap. 56
6 Romaniap. 68
7 Communism in Yugoslavia and Albaniap. 80
8 Serbia and Montenegrop. 92
9 Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Macedoniap. 104
10 Albaniap. 116
Economic and Social Issues
01 Sources and Uses of Energyp. 129
12 Agriculturep. 140
13 The Transformation of Manufacturingp. 151
14 Banking and Other Financial Servicesp. 161
15 Economic Relations with Russiap. 172
16 Regional Developmentp. 182
17 Minorities, States, and Conflictp. 195
International Relations
18 Relations with the Wider Europep. 209
Chronologyp. 221
Personalitiesp. 252
Political and Economic Institutionsp. 263
Ethnic Groupsp. 268
Bibliographyp. 275
Indexp. 283