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Post-Communism. An Introduction. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 3774313
  • Book
  • March 1997
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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In this new book, Leslie Holmes provides the first comprehensive single-authored analysis of post-communism. He highlights and explains both the positive and negative aspects of post-communism in the political, economic, and social spheres. Throughout, the policies and structures of late communism are compared to the situation existing now in the ex-communist countries. The result is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to one of the most major events this century.
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List of Figures and Tables.


List of Acronyms and Abbreviations.

Terminology and Map.

Part I Theories and Approaches. .

1. On Communism and Post-Communism.

2. Theories of the Collapse of Communist Power.

Part II Transition to post-Communism: The Revolutions of 1989-1991. .

3. Eastern Europe.

4. The USSR.

5. The Survivors.

6. A Comparative Overview.

Part III Early Post-Communism. .

7. Institutional Politics.

8. The Economies.

9. Social Policies and Problems.

10. Civil or Uncivil Societies?.

11. Changing Allegiances.

Part IV Conclusions.

12. Some Concluding Remarks.



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Leslie Holmes University of Melbourne and the Australian Association for the Study of Socialist Societies.
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