Description : These essays, by American, Canadian, and East European scholars, provide a comprehensive look at the status of women in Eastern Europe, with particular emphasis on the postwar situation.
Description : This is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and multilingual bibliography on "Women and Gender in East Central Europe and the Balkans (Vol. 1)" and "The Lands of the Former Soviet Union (Vol. 2)" over the past millennium. The coverage encompasses the relevant territories of the Russian, Hapsburg, and Ottoman empires, Germany and Greece, and the Jewish and Roma diasporas. Topics range from legal status and marital customs to economic participation and gender roles, plus unparalleled documentation of women writers and artists, and autobiographical works of all kinds. The volumes include approximately 30,000 bibliographic entries on works published through the end of 2000, as well as web sites and unpublished dissertations. Many of the individual entries are annotated with brief descriptions of major works and the tables of contents for collections and anthologies. The entries are cross-referenced and each volume includes indexes.
Description : Comprehensive reference work introducing readers to the field of feminist economics. It addresses key concepts as well as feminist economic critiques and reconstructions of major economic theories and policy debates.
Description : For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Description : The political poster was one of the most widely discredited and closely policed aspects of cultural life in the former communist bloc. The poster's history is a story of aesthetic, political and finally, national liberation. This comprehensively illustrated comparative analysis of political poster design--drawn from major collections in Belorussia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine--exemplifies the aesthetic diversity of the region under communist rule.
Description : This collection highlights changes in Central and Eastern Europe since 1989 from the perspectives of gender and identity. Resistance to the negative consequences of certain changes demonstrate that women's activities have played a large part in democratic developments in various countries.
Description : Since the end of the Cold War, a virtual army of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from the United States, Britain, Germany, and elsewhere in Europe have flocked to Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. These NGOs are working on such diverse tasks as helping to establish competitive political parties, elections, and independent media, as well as trying to reduce ethnic conflict. This important book is among the few efforts to assess the impact of these international efforts to build democratic institutions. The case studies presented here provide a portrait of the mechanisms by which ideas commonly associated with democratic states have evolved in formerly communist states, revealing conditions that help as well as hurt the process.
Description : Democracy and democratization in post-communist Europe / Andrew Roberts -- Belated transitions in the Balkans and the post-Yugoslav republics / Florian Bieber -- Explaining Ukraine / Andrew Wilson -- Eastern Europe's semi-presidential regimes / Thomas Sedelius and Jenny Åborg -- Core executives in Central Europe / Martin Brusis -- Institutionalizing parliaments in Central and Eastern Europe / Josephine T. Andrews -- Political parties / Allan Sikk -- The rule of law / Martin Mendelski -- Bureaucracies in Central and Eastern Europe and the western Balkans / Jan Hinrik Meyer-Sahling -- Federalism in Eastern Europe during and after communism / James Hughes -- Elections and electoral participation / Sarah Birch -- Voters and parties in Eastern Europe / Zsolt Enyedi & Kevin Deegan Krause -- Social movements after communism / Ondrej Císar -- The study of protest politics in Eastern Europe in the search of theory / Grzegorz Ekiert and Jan Kubik -- Understanding ethnic minorities in Eastern Europe / Sherrill Stroschein -- The plight of Eastern Europe's Romas / Peter Vermeersch -- The representation of women / Frank C. Thames -- The struggle for LGBT rights / Conor O'Dwyer -- Politics at the fringes? : Eastern Europe's populists, racists and extremists / Cas Mudde -- Varieties of capitalism in Eastern Europe / Dorothee Bohle -- East European exceptionalism : foreign domination in finance / Rachel A. Epstein -- Dealing with the past : post-communist transitional justice / Vello Pettai and Eva-Clarita Pettai -- "The West, the East and the rest" : foreign policy orientations of Central Eastern European countries / Elsa Tulmets -- Combatting corruption / Tatiana Kostadinova and Maria Spirova -- Enlargement and europeanization in Central and Eastern Europe : accession and beyond / Antoaneta Dimitrova -- NATO enlargement and the post-communist states / Mark Webber -- Russia in the region / Richard Sakwa