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This series examines key issues affecting the economic growth of developing regions throughout the world and is designed to help business managers, researchers, and market specialists understand a variety of complex factors -- social and political.


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A volume in the "Regional Handbooks of Economic Development" series, this work, like other titles in the series, is concise, balanced, and clear in presentation. It covers the postcommunist political and economic transition of 15 countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the former and current Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia/Montenegro, Macedonia), and Albania. Contributors include specialists from Britain, Ireland, the US, and central and eastern Europe. Ten of the 18 chapters briefly discuss the history, transition accomplishments through mid-1999, and prospects for each country. Others deal with the economic and social issues of the whole region (the transformation of agriculture and manufacturing, regional problems, financial developments, etc.) and international relations of the region. Especially informative are the chapters titled "Minorities, States, and Conflict" and "Relations with the Wider Europe." Readers--from upper-division undergraduates to research specialists concerned with the postcommunist transition and contemporary eastern Europe--also will greatly benefit from the annotated chapter-end and general bibliographies and appendixes of chronology, personalities, political and economic institutions, and ethnic groups. Tables; very good index. Highly recommended for academic and research collections. H. D. Renning emeritus, California State University, Stanislaus


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