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Latvia : The Challenges of Change - Artis Pabriks


The Challenges of Change

Hardcover Published: 14th July 2001
ISBN: 9780415267304
Number Of Pages: 184

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The past one hundred years have been a very trying time for Latvia, complete with success, tragedy, and still unrealized promise. Within the course of a generation, the country experienced revolutions, wars and independent statehood, and then the slide into authoritarianism. World War II brought new occupations. The tragedies were staggering: holocaust, executions, and an exodus of refugees. Soviet consolidation bred deportations, forced collectivization and partisan warfare. Almost fifty years later, Latvia regained its independence and emerged from decades of disastrous Soviet rule.
This book comprehensively surveys Latvia's recent past and prospects for the new millennium, placing contemporary events in historical perspective. The authors address the evolution of the country from the movement against Soviet rule to the dilemmas of contemporary politics: party formation, the problem of corruption, the quest for the future and a regional and international role, the struggle to develop a civil society, the issue of ethnic relations and the recurring tendency towards statist solutions. Proper attention is also given to economic developments.

A Historical Introduction to Modern Latvia
Latvia's Politics, 1987-1991: The Thorny Road Towards Independence
Latvia's Democracy Examined: 1991-1999
Latvia's Economy since 1991
The Foreign Policy of Latvia
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ISBN: 9780415267304
ISBN-10: 0415267307
Series: Postcommunist States and Nations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 14th July 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1

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