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From Ethnic Conflict to Stillborn Reform is the first complete 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 adds 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 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.

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  1. cover
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  1. title page
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  1. copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Tables
  2. p. x
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  1. PART I: Introduction
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. CHAPTER 1. Democratization and Market Reform in War-Torn Post-Communist States
  2. pp. 3-26
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  1. CHAPTER 2. Theory, Statistical Tests, and Literature Review
  2. pp. 27-54
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  1. PART II: The Former Soviet Union
  2. pp. 55-56
  1. CHAPTER 3. Azerbaijan
  2. pp. 57-72
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  1. CHAPTER 4. Armenia
  2. pp. 73-88
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  1. CHAPTER 5. Georgia
  2. pp. 89-107
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  1. CHAPTER 6. Moldova
  2. pp. 108-126
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  1. CHAPTER 7. Tajikistan
  2. pp. 127-142
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  1. PART III: The Former Yugoslavia
  2. pp. 143-144
  1. CHAPTER 8. Croatia
  2. pp. 145-163
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  1. CHAPTER 9. Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Muslims, Croats, and Serbs
  2. pp. 164-185
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  1. CHAPTER 10. Serbia
  2. pp. 186-208
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  1. PART IV: Conclusions
  2. pp. 209-210
  1. CHAPTER 11. War and the Contradictions of Reform Nationalism
  2. pp. 211-224
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 225-248
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  1. References
  2. pp. 249-270
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781603445931
Related ISBN
9781585443963
MARC Record
OCLC
824698967
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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