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By M. Steven Fish, Graeme Gill, Milenko Petrovic

This edited quantity seeks to appreciate and clarify the development of various nationwide and local luck in post-communist political and monetary transition around the post-communist international. regardless of common hopes for the improvement of energetic democratic political platforms and colourful industry economies, the results of 1 / 4 century of post-communist transition within the nations of the previous communist bloc in Eurasia were generally version. a few have matched those hopes, together with changing into complete contributors of the european; others have fallen a long way brief, with political and fiscal structures little replaced from the communist period. This assortment, with an the world over revered record of members, addresses a number of the urgent concerns in political technological know-how and transition reviews, starting from theoretical overviews to the extra particular nitty-gritty of up to date politics.

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Still, structure is not fate. Factors other than the big background conditions examined here might shape outcomes. Constitutional arrangements and leadership, each of which is the product of human design and neither of which may be considered a background condition, might have mattered as well. The investigation presented in this chapter has many limitations. As always, the quality of cross-national, observational data cannot be regarded as high. The statistical operations presented here are rudimentary and aimed at highlighting big correlations; they do not enable us confidently to make causal inferences.

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