Download Market Dreams: Gender, Class, and Capitalism in the Czech by Elaine Susan Weiner PDF

By Elaine Susan Weiner

Drawing on a wealthy trove of concentration crew info, interviews, and textual resources, Elaine Weiner's industry goals powerfully captures the numerous responses of woman managers and manufacturing facility employees within the Czech Republic to their country's transition from socialism to capitalism. Her paintings, rooted in sociology and comparative feminism, is a vital boost for the literature on ladies in jap Europe."Market desires is a conceptually-sophisticated and empirically-rich account of the way the discourses and practices of the unfastened industry penetrated the hearts and minds of daily Czech electorate. Weiner's provocative research takes readers contained in the worlds of lady manufacturing facility employees to reveal the discontinuities among their radiant marketplace goals and their daily realities--and juxtaposes them to the continuities skilled via woman managers. within the procedure, it demanding situations a lot of our principles approximately post/socialism, marketization, and gender and divulges the long-lasting energy of news in shaping social identities and actions."---Lynne Haney, affiliate Professor of Sociology, big apple University"Through interviews and a cautious research of newspaper articles written within the first decade after the cave in of country socialism, Weiner explores the advanced interconnections among own tales and the rising neoliberal metanarrative of the loose marketplace within the Czech Republic after 1989. Her e-book transcends some of the dichotomies with which researchers of post-state socialism were suffering: 'East' vs. 'West,' losers and winners, emancipation vs. oppression, etc., and therefore makes a very novel contribution to our knowing of women's lives after nation socialism."---?va Fodor, Assistant Professor of Gender reviews, important eu University"Weiner's wealthy and leading edge examine of woman Czech managers and staff exemplifies the significance of narrative research for realizing why gender and sophistication haven't (yet) reconfigured the feel of postcommunism's choices. this is often serious interpreting for feminists, type analysts, and scholars of postcommunist social change."---Michael Kennedy, Director, middle for eu stories, collage of MichiganElaine Weiner is Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill collage. stopover at the author's site at: www.mcgill.ca/sociology/faculty/weiner/.Cover Credit: Frank Scherschel/Time & existence Pictures/Getty photographs

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Download Practical Economics: Economic Transformation and Government by Nika Gilauri PDF

By Nika Gilauri

This ebook is open entry less than a CC by means of license.

In this ebook, Nika Gilauri finds his formulation for presidency reform and fiscal restoration, together with the best way to struggle opposed to corruption, reform financial coverage and tax platforms, privatize state-owned firms, construct a welfare method for these such a lot in want, create a aggressive schooling and healthcare approach, and streamline procurement. All formulation are corroborated through useful event and empirical facts collected in the course of Mr Gilauri's time period as a cupboard member (2004-2009) and top minister (2009-2012) of Georgia, and supply an in-depth view of what labored in relation to Georgia considering the fact that 2003, and the way classes realized can be utilized in different components of the world.

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Download Ideology in a Socialist State: Poland 1956-1983 by Raymond Taras PDF

By Raymond Taras

Ideology in a Socialist country describes the alterations within the ideology of Poland's rulers from the October occasions of 1956 to the lifting of martial legislations in 1983. Ideology has been the most debated and equivocal techniques in social technological know-how, but this is often one of many first makes an attempt to ascertain it in a scientific, longitudinal and empirical manner. Dr Taras analyses how relevant rules of Marxism-Leninism (the best position of the occasion, get together impact on alternate unions, the church, tradition and technological know-how) have been interpreted through Poland's political leaders. Ideological switch, he indicates, represents the manager skill followed through, the regime to answer a postwar cycle of crises. The rulers' ideology is additionally associated with political advancements in different socialist states (the 1968 Czech reform flow, Soviet doctrinal shifts). Taras concludes that due to either exterior and inner components, ideology in Poland underwent a mix of variations, strategies and reification that has produced a brand new hybrid and hugely risky ideology - Leninist Marxism of People's Poland. This places the tumultuous Polish occasions of 1981-3 into ancient point of view and makes a speciality of the reaction of the get together management to the problem of team spirit, and of martial legislations.

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Download Politics and the Russian Army: Civil-Military Relations, by Brian D. Taylor PDF

By Brian D. Taylor

This entire evaluate of the political function of the Russian army (from Peter the Great's time in 1689 to the current) finds why Russia has no longer skilled a winning army coup in over centuries. together with fabrics from documents and interviews, the publication covers the Imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet sessions via certain research of a few of an important occasions in Russian political historical past.

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Download Potentials of Disorder (New Approaches to Conflict Analysis) by Christoph Zurcher, Jan Koehler PDF

By Christoph Zurcher, Jan Koehler

It truly is of significant value to the examine of clash research within the Caucasus and the Balkan quarter to spot what stipulations foster new orders, and what components, actors and associations are essential to create a reliable equilibrium in intra- and inter-group conflicts. This e-book brings jointly a variety of case stories and theoretical ways aimed toward opting for the associations which avoided or fostered escalation of clash within the Caucasus and previous Yugoslavia

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Download The Caucasus: An Introduction by Thomas de Waal PDF

By Thomas de Waal

During this interesting publication, famous journalist Thomas de Waal--author of the hugely acclaimed Black Garden--makes the case that whereas the Caucasus is frequently taken care of as a sub-plot within the heritage of Russia, or as an insignificant gateway to Asia, the five-day conflict in Georgia, which flared right into a significant foreign difficulty in 2008, proves that this can be nonetheless a flamable zone, whose internal dynamics and heritage deserve a way more advanced appreciation from the broader global.

In The Caucasus, de Waal presents this richer, deeper, and much-needed appreciation, one who unearths that the South Caucasus--Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, and their many smaller areas, enclaves, and breakaway entities--is a desirable and precise international unto itself. offering either ancient heritage and an insightful research of the interval after 1991, de Waal sheds mild on how the quarter has been scarred through the tumultuous scramble for independence and the 3 significant conflicts that broke out with the top of the Soviet Union--Nagorny Karabakh, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia. The e-book examines the area as a tremendous strength manufacturer and exporter; deals a compelling account of the Rose Revolution in Georgia, the increase of Mikheil Saakashvili, and the August 2008 conflict; and considers the failure of the South Caucasus, up to now, to develop into a unmarried potential area. moreover, the booklet incorporates a dozen or so "boxes" which offer short snapshots of such attention-grabbing part issues because the Kurds, Turkish-Armenian rapprochement, the merchandising of the quarter because the "Soviet Florida," and the main recognized of all Georgians, Stalin.

The Caucasus promises a vibrantly written and well timed account of this turbulent quarter, one who will end up imperative for all keen on global politics. it really is, in addition, a stimulating learn for armchair tourists and for somebody inquisitive about far-flung corners of the realm.

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