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978-0-7391-0592-4 • Hardback • May 2004 • $195.00 • (£150.00)
Henry F. (Chip) Carey is assistant professor of political science at Georgia State University. He is the author of many essays on East European politics, international human rights, and democratization.
Chapter 1 Foreward
Chapter 2 Preface
Chapter 3 Introduction
Chapter 3 Memory, Memorials, and Membership: Romania's Utilitarian Anti-Semitism and Marshal Antonescu
Part 5 Part I: Romanian Exceptionalism?
Chapter 6 Understanding National Stalinism: Legacies of Ceausescu Socialism
Chapter 7 Sonderweg Romania?
Chapter 8 Re-membering Romania
Chapter 9 Democratization in the Shadows: Post-Communist Patrimonialism
Part 10 Part II: The State and Politics
Chapter 11 Institutionalizing the Party System
Chapter 12 Parlimentary Development
Chapter 13 An Evaluation of Six Forms of Political Participation
Chapter 14 Media in the First Post-Communist Decade
Chapter 15 Political Culture in Post-Ceausescu Romania
Part 16 Part III: Civil Society and Social Issues
Chapter 17 NGOs and the Development of Civil Society
Chapter 18 Multi-Culturalism and Ethnic Relations in Transylvania
Chapter 19 Romani Marginality and Politics
Chapter 20 Church and State in Romania before and after 1989
Chapter 21 Post-Totalitarian Pre-Feminism
Chapter 22 Gay and Lesbian Rights
Chapter 23 Higher Education and the Post-Communist Generation of Students
Part 24 Part IV: Economics and Environment
Chapter 25 The New Business Elite: From Nomenklatura to Oligarchy
Chapter 26 Economic Reform
Chapter 27 Fiscal and Monetary Policies
Chapter 28 Trade Unions and Labor Relations
Chapter 29 The Environment in Transition
Part 30 Part V: Security
Chapter 31 Romanian Security
Chapter 32 Romanian Bilateral Relations with Russia and with Hungary
Chapter 33 The Security Services since 1989: Turning Over a New Leaf
Chapter 34 Civil-Military Relations: Continuity or Exceptionialism?
Chapter 35 Conclusion: Ambiguous Democratization?
Chapter 36 Afterword: Ten Points, Ten Years After
Henry Carey's collection Romania since 1989: Politics, Economics, and Society captures with great precision the complex, contradictory reality of contemporary Romania. Bringing together Romanian, west European, and American authors from fields as diverse as anthropology, political science, economics, law, print and broadcast journalism, social work, and literature, the volume covers vast ground, but with striking detail and scholarship and a common core approach concerned with the nature of Romanian exceptionalism. The essays range widely across the spectrum of post-socialist Romanian events and conditions, from labor and government to environment and social issues. Together they provide perhaps the most comprehensive view of the continuing, murky, contested reality that is Romania today. The book is a must-read for any scholar of modern Romania, of East-Central Europe, and of the uncertain, troubled times that is post-socialism.
— David A. Kideckel, Central Connecticut State University
This is an exceptionally valuable resource on Romania's politics, economics, and society as the emerged from Ceausescu's communism.... Essential.
— Choice Reviews
Leading international scholars provide a fascinating and often disturbing portrait of Romania, South-East-Europe's largest state since the break-up of Yugoslavia. In chapters which blend scholarship with accessibility, they show how little progress has been made in overcoming legacies of dictatorship and misrule. The wealth of detail and quality of insights will make this an excellent sourcebook for students of political change after the Cold War and ought to be taken seriously by policy practitioners increasingly involved with Romania's problems.
— Tom Gallagher, University of Bradford, Great Britain