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.