Latvia in Transition

Latvia in Transition

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Latvia in Transition provides the material necessary to understand present-day Latvia. The author examines the main events, processes and problems of the transitional period of this country from a dependent and Moscow-dominated Soviet Republic to an independent and also interdependent state. The book presents the most relevant and essential aspects of Latvia's history, politics, economics and society. The historical analysis highlights the formative events which are still recalled in Latvian political discourse. The period of awakening is discussed in detail to reflect its world-wide resonance and impact on similar processes in other Soviet Republics. The creation of a new state and the establishment of democracy have forced the elite to cope with a multitude of problems simultaneously. This book describes the approach to politics, market economics, ethnic relations and the environment, and also reasserted impact of religion.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 12 tables
  • 1139240900
  • 9781139240901

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. Historical residues and impact on present day politics; 3. The Latvian national rebirth; 4. Regaining independence; 5. Economics and reform; 6. Demography, language and ethnic relations.show more

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'Dreifelds provides non-Latvian readers with otherwise inaccessible details of the reform process.' Suzanne L. Mullin, Europe Asia Studiesshow more

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