From Ethnic Conflict to Stillborn Reform

From Ethnic Conflict to Stillborn Reform

The Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia

eBook - 2005
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"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 finds 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."--Jacket.
"From Ethnic Conflict to Stillborn Reform is the first complete treatment of the major postcommunist 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, this book offers a new, comprehensive treatment of how war affects political and economic reform."
Publisher: College Station, TX : Texas A & M University Press, Ă2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781603445931
Characteristics: 1 online resource (281 pages) : illustrations, maps


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