The Balkans: A Post-Communist History
An excellent companion volume to the successful A History of Eastern Europe, this is a country-by-country treatment of the contemporary history of each of the Balkan states: Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosova.
With a distinctive conceptual framework for explaining divergent patterns of historical change, the book shifts the emphasis away from traditional cultural explanations and concentrates on the pervasive influence of strongly entrenched vertical power-structures and power-relations.
Focusing on political and economic continuities and changes since the 1980s, The Balkans includes brief overviews of the history of each state prior to the 1980s to provide the background to enable all students of Eastern European history to make sense of the more recent developments.
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Sadly, while the postCommunist East Central European states have largely
accomplished the critical shiftfrom a preponderance of 'vertical' power relations
and power structuresto horizontally structured civil societies and
Itis noteworthythat economic recovery fromthe postCommunist economic
collapse hasbeen stronger, andthe share ofthe privatesectorin GDP is now
greater, inthe formerly state capitalist and nominally 'central planned economies'
occurred in the postCommunist Balkan states. However, these changes cannot
be understood or explained satisfactorily in isolation from their earlier history,
whichhasin many ways helped to shape their responses totheendofCommunist