This title was first published in 2002. This useful collection brings together scholars from diverse standpoints to examine the transition from Communism a decade after it began. The result is a book that illuminates the changes, and particularly the problems, that have accompanied attempts to introduce representative democracy and a viable market economy into formerly Communist states. Specialist chapters on the Former Soviet Union, Russia, Poland, Azerbaijan and the former East Germany, institutional accounts of postcommunist states and conceptual chapters result in this volume being ideally suited to university courses, policy makers and NGOs that have an interest in transition countries.

chapter 1|24 pages

Introduction: Making sense of the transition from communism

ByDavid W. Lovell

chapter 2|27 pages

Democratization and the development of civil society

ByDavid W. Lovell

chapter 3|16 pages

State-transformation and postcommunist democratization

ByUlrika Jerre

chapter 7|16 pages

Between two historic models of modernization: The case of Azerbaijan

ByEtibar Najafov

chapter 8|11 pages

Building capitalism in Poland: Some paradoxes

ByMaria Nawojczyk

chapter 9|16 pages

German democracy and its East German discontents

ByUta L. Schaub

chapter 10|10 pages

Conclusion: The transition as a return to Europe

ByDavid W. Lovell, Heinz-Uwe Haus