From Ethnic Conflict to Stillborn Reform: The Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia

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From Ethnic Conflict to Stillborn Reform is the first systematic treatment of the major post-communist conflicts in both the former Yugoslavia--Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia--and the former Soviet Union--Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Tajikistan. It is also the first work that focuses not on causes but rather on consequences for democratization and market reform, the two most widely studied political outcomes in the developing world. Building on existing work emphasizing the effects of economic development and political culture, the book ads a new, comprehensive treatment of how war affects political and economic reform. Author Shale Horowitz employs both statistical evidence and historical case studies of the eight new nations to determine that ethnic conflict entangles, distracts, and destabilizes reformist democratic governments, while making it easier for authoritarian leaders to seize and consolidate power. As expected, economic backwardness worsens these tendencies, but Horowitz funds that powerful, reform-minded nationalist ideologies can function as antidotes. The comprehensiveness of the treatment, use of both qualitative and quantitative analysis, and focus on standard concepts from comparative politics make this book an excellent tool for classroom use, as well as a ground-breaking analysis for scholars.
Autor: Shale Horowitz
Shale Horowitz is an associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who has written widely on political and economic development and ethnic conflict, particularly in the post-communist world and in East and South Asia. His Ph.D. is from the University of California-Los Angeles.

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Autor: Shale Horowitz
ISBN-13 :: 9781585443963
ISBN: 1585443964
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.04.2005
Verlag: TEXAS A & M UNIV PR
Gewicht: 558g
Seiten: 281
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 242x162x27 mm
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