Nations in Transit 1999-2000

Nations in Transit 1999-2000 : Civil Society, Democracy and Markets in East Central Europe and Newly Independent States

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How are democracy and market reforms faring in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union? is civil society expanding or shrinking? Are the media free or fettered by official constraints? To what degree are nations governed by the rule of law? Are human rights respected? Do taxation and trade policies, property rights reforms, banking laws, privatization, and macroeconomic policies encourage or encumber private sector development and economic growth? In Nations in Transit 1999-2000. Freedom House asked leading regional specialists and in-house experts to answer a checklist of 70 indicators for 28 post-Communist countries in ten key areas: political process, civil society, independent media, governance and public administration, constitutional, legislative and judicial framework, corruption, privatization, macroeconomic policy, microeconomic policy, and social sector indicators. The results are incisive, authoritative, and comprehensive country-by-country reports which assess the progress of East Central European and former Soviet countries in ridding themselves of repressive political systems and inefficient statist economies.
As an added dimension, Freedom House also developed a rating system which allows for a comparative analysis of countries in terms of democratic and market reforms. Nations in Transit is an invaluable resource for government and non-governmental institutions, schools and universities, and anyone else interested in better understanding the political, economic, and legal structures and institutions that compromise the infrastructure on which the transition to open societies and markets depends.
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  • Paperback | 749 pages
  • 214.88 x 279.4 x 33.78mm | 1,669.21g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Transaction Publishers
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • 1999-2000 ed.
  • 0765807734
  • 9780765807731

About Adrian Karatnycky

Adrian Karatnycky is president of Freedom House. Alexander Motyl is a professor at Rutgers, Newark. Aili Piano is a staff member at Freedom House.
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"An essential tool for those concerned with the future of democratizing East Central Europe and the newly independent states of the Soviet Union...comprehensive and reliable." - Zbigniew Brzezinizki; "Freedom House has demonstrated through decades since its founding a most extraordinary, consistent clear headed commitment to democratic politics of free societies." - Jeane Kirkpatrick, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; "Freedom House's survey [of freedom] is the most systematic, most comprehensive, and most reliable survey of the individual's status in the world's political systems. Freedom in the World provides an invaluable baseline in assessing the significance of world events." - Robert L. Bartley, Editor of The Wall Street Journal."
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