Latvia: The Challenges of Change

Postcommunist States and Natio
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1. A Historical Introduction to Modern Latvia 2. Latvia's Politics, 1987-1991: The Thorny Road Towards Independence 3. Latvia's Democracy Examined: 1991-1999 4. Latvia's Economy since 1991 5. The Foreign Policy of Latvia 6. Conclusions
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The past one hundred years have been a very trying time for Latvia, complete with success, tragedy, and still unrealized promise. Within the course of a generation, the country experienced revolutions, wars and independent statehood, and then the slide into authoritarianism. World War II brought new occupations. The tragedies were staggering: holocaust, executions, and an exodus of refugees. Soviet consolidation bred deportations, forced collectivization and partisan warfare. Almost fifty years later, Latvia regained its independence and emerged from decades of disastrous Soviet rule. This book comprehensively surveys Latvia's recent past and prospects for the new millennium, placing contemporary events in historical perspective. The authors address the evolution of the country from the movement against Soviet rule to the dilemmas of contemporary politics: party formation, the problem of corruption, the quest for the future and a regional and international role, the struggle to develop a civil society, the issue of ethnic relations and the recurring tendency towards statist solutions. Proper attention is also given to economic developments.

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Autor: Artis Pabriks
ISBN-13 :: 9780415267304
ISBN: 0415267307
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.12.2001
Verlag: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL
Gewicht: 435g
Seiten: 184
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 234x156x13 mm
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