East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union: The Post-Socialist States (Developing Areas Research Group)

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A comprehensive introduction to the important economic, social and political processes and development issues in this increasingly popular area of study. Employing a groundbreaking thematic approach the book centres its discussion on the interrelation between contemporary development theories and continuing transition issues in this huge and complex region.

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East Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Post-Socialist States

provides a concise overview of the economic, political, social and environmental changes that have occurred in the region since the collapse of the Soviet system in the late 1980s, focusing on the geography of these transformations. The book also engages the theoretical debate surrounding the process of ┐transition┐ and its links to broader development processes.

Eastern Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Post Socialist States is the 4th book in Developing Areas Research Group┐s Regional Development Series. This series adopts a largely thematic approach to development issues rather than the more traditional sectoral structure of other texts. The overall focus is on contemporary debates and perspectives on theory, policy and practice, covering a range of topics.

Key features

  • Provides a substantial introduction to the theory and reality of the ┐transition process┐ and its links with development theory.
  • Links developments in the region to the wider literatures on related issues within Geography.
  • Presents, in each of the thematic chapters an overview of development across the so-called ┐transition states┐ and also one or two more detailed case studies.
  • Offers readers lists of suggested readings as well as comprehensive references.
  • Includes a ┐Web Site Guide┐ to enable readers to pursue their own research and access the latest statistical information.

East Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union: The Post-Socialist States is an ideal course text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on post-socialist transformation in Geography, Politics, Sociology and Anthropology. It will also be of interest to researchers and policy makers concerned with the transformation processes in the region.

DARG is a research group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and is a leading British research organisation in the field.

Mike Bradshaw is Professor of Human Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of Leicester. Alison Stenning is Lecturer in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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