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Palgrave Studies in Economic History

30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Turns and Twists in Economies, Politics, and Societies in the Post-Communist Countries

Editors: Akimov, Alexandr, Kazakevitch, Gennadi (Eds.)

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  • Affords a timely dedication to the monumental historical event of the fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Delivers a comprehensive blend of papers in economics, political science, history and social studies
  • Provides extensive coverage of the countries of Eastern bloc and provides complete comparative analysis of economic and political transition
  • Offers a unique coverage of the relatively under-researched Central Asian region
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About this book

The year 2019 marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin wall. This symbolic event led to German unification and the collapse of communist party rule in countries of the Soviet-led Eastern bloc. Since then, the post-communist countries of Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe have tied their post-communist transition to deep integration into the West, including EU accession. Most of the states in Central and Eastern Europe have been able to relatively successfully transform their previous communist political and economic systems. In contrast, the non-Baltic post-Soviet states have generally been less successful in doing so. This book, with an internationally respected list of contributors, seeks to address and compare those diverse developments in communist and post-communist countries and their relationship with the West from various angles.

The book has three parts. The first part addresses the progress of post-communist transition in comparative terms, including regional focus on Eastern and South Eastern Europe, CIS and Central Asia. The second focuses on Russia and its foreign relationship, and internal politics. The third explores in detail economies and societies in Central Asia. The final part of the book draws some historical comparisons of recent issues in post-communism with the past experiences.

About the authors

Alexandr Akimov is a Senior Lecturer in Banking and Finance at Griffith University, Australia.  In addition to academic appointments, Alexandr has held the risk management appointments at the National Bank of Uzbekistan. He is an active member of a number of professional and research associations. He is currently a President of Australasian Association for Communist and Post-communist Studies (AACaPS) and is Australian representative at International Council for Central and Eastern European Studies (ICCEES) Executive Committee.  His research expertise is in the areas of emerging market finance and economics with the particular focus on post-communist economic transition in post-Soviet Central Asia.

Gennadi Kazakevitch is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Monash University, Australia. His research and teaching interests comprise market structures and competition in high technology industries, microeconomic reforms of public utilities, and comparative studies of economic reforms in the former communist countries. As the former Deputy Head of Monash University’s Economics department, he developed and coordinated broad department's coursework portfolio across all campuses and programs in Australia and internationally.  He has extensive experience in guest lecturing on economic policy and reforms, including USA, Spain, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia and China.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Trends and the Current State of Communism and Post-communism in Europe and Asia

    Pages 1-10

    Kazakevitch, Gennadi (et al.)

  • A Taxonomy of Post-communist Economies After 30 Years of Reforms

    Pages 13-29

    Kazakevitch, Gennadi

  • The Central Asian Countries’ Economies in the Twenty-First Century

    Pages 31-56

    Pomfret, Richard

  • The Post-communist Transition of the Western Balkans: EUropeanisation with a Small Enlargement Carrot

    Pages 57-82

    Petrovic, Milenko

  • Organised Crime in—and from—Communist and Post-communist States

    Pages 83-113

    Holmes, Leslie

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Book Subtitle
Turns and Twists in Economies, Politics, and Societies in the Post-Communist Countries
Editors
  • Alexandr Akimov
  • Gennadi Kazakevitch
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-0317-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-0317-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-0316-0
Series ISSN
2662-6497
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 437
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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